The history of Belfast Metropolitan College stems back to the early 1900s with the opening of the Municipal Technical Institute in September 1906. Belfast Metropolitan College is the largest Further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland and one of the largest in the UK, offering courses at level 3 (A Level), 4 and 5 (HND / Foundation Degrees). Belfast Met has an average annual enrollment of 28,600 enrollments from 16,468 students. Belfast Met has 3,300 higher education enrollments annually. The College has 1,100 staff and is located across 4 main campuses.