STEM training centre

Middlesbrough College’s £20million STEM training centre is a leading provider of technical training, skills, behaviours and competency solutions for a range of engineering industries. Step inside and you'll find yourself in a real work environment with high specification equipment that matches that of an industrial setting. Operating as a simulated industrial site, students will train in this facility as part of their studies to develop key skills required by employers including health and safety.

With industry trained experts developing and delivering our training, our aim is to deliver world class training and to shape the skills agenda for the 21st Century. We also work with a range of local, top employers, and are the largest provider of City and Guilds engineering qualifications in the UK. 
middlesbrough college stem centre
Middlesbrough College STEM Centre

Inside the STEM centre 

Providing world-class training, the high specification centre provides the opportunity for learners to share and develop best practices through 'hands-on' training.

Incorporating a fully functional three phase separator for water, oil and gas, this is a world-class industrial plan for distillation and 3 phase separation. With columns and vessels interconnected by Kennedy grading, and platforms at numerous heights, the facility again emulates a build seen out in industry. 

Featuring all the latest software and hardware for computer-aided designed, this state-of-the-art CAD/CAM suite provides everything from a front to back process from initial prototype machining through design and manufacture, to proof of concept and production trials. Not only that, the suite additionally boats low-volume and prototype production of parts ranging from 3D model to the end result using up-to-date CAD/CAM simulation techniques.

Utilising a real life production facility, the training delivered in the Advanced Manufacturing Centre  focuses on the management of work flow processes. 

Typical equipment included within the Centre includes:
  • Manual assembly line
  • Advanced manufacturing line that includes up to date mechatronics
  • 6 axis robots
  • PLC conveyors for work flow
  • 3D measurement technology
  • CNC controlled machine centres
  • Injection moulding manufacturing cell
  • Polymer technology

Aged 16-18 and wanting to study the likes of science, technology, engineering and maths?

Providing education and training that meets both student and employer requirements, our innovative STEM curriculum ensures learners will be prepared for working in the industry when leaving Middlesbrough College.

Training in a real working environment, students can expect modules and assignments that embed working skills. Not only that, the Centre of Excellence will also provide additional training to learners' studies, giving them an edge when it comes to progression opportunities. This will cover everything from health and safety, risk assessments, work permits, working at heights, working in confined spaces, manual handling and first aid at work.

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Brian Cox OBE Middlesbrough College


"The STEM Centre is ground-breaking - there's a real understanding here of what industry needs and the new centre is delivering the kind of training that provides real experience."

Brian Cox OBE

The official STEM Centre opening, November 2015