Dedicated to growing Local SMEs 

belfast metropolitan college


Springvale E3 Campus 398 Springfield Road Belfast BT12 7DU 

Key Contact: Margie McKay

Belfast Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of training and education throughout Northern Ireland. As a key provider of the skills and knowledge our economy requires, we see the work we do with industry, business, and local communities as our fundamental role.  

The College has a range of business support programmes and facilities that can provide training, knowledge, and support to develop innovative product ideas, improve competitiveness and help you grow your business.  

We have extensive experience working with businesses of any size to review training need requirements and develop a delivery plan that is relevant, timely and cost effective.  

We work across multiple industries delivering training as well as upskilling and increasing innovation and growth within businesses. Our Support for Business team is dedicated to enterprise, economic development, and employability. Based in the e3 building at the Springvale Campus, a state-of-the-art facility with specialist facilities for industry sectors identified as having growth potential; our links with business and our understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing organisations of every size and across every sector, is extensive. 

We can support your business in a wide range of areas: 

  • InnovateUs - Fully funded training for small businesses to develop new products, processes, or services
  • Innovation Vouchers - Utilise a £5,000 Innovation Voucher to prototype a new idea
  • Skills Focus - Fully funded accredited training to develop skills within your business
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership - A strategic partnership between a business, graduate and academic institute to implement an innovative project 
  • Events and Workshops - Throughout the year we run a range of business support events and workshops to improve skills and share knowledge
  • Customised Support - Meet with the team to explore what your skills or innovation needs, and we can develop a bespoke tailored solution 

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • IT such as Data Analytics, Programming, Blockchain, AI 
  • Creative Technologies such as Animation, Video Production, Virtual Reality 
  • Product Design and Development including CAD and 3D Printing 
  • TV and Film Production 
  • Fashion and Textiles 
  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Green Technology 
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Business Skills such as Leadership and Management 
  • Healthcare and Childcare