Don’t let Covid-19 stall your future - get moving with Middlesbrough College

25 November 2020

Even though life may feel a little different right now, this is a key time for young people to begin exploring their next step in education.

School leavers who want to take their future higher can discover everything Middlesbrough College has to offer, via a face-to-face campus Open Day on Saturday, December 5 between 10am and 3pm.

The College will open its doors so that students and parents can safely step inside the multi-million-pound campus at this socially distanced event.

A unique opportunity to find out more about a whole host of progression routes on offer, the Open Day will provide information on how Middlesbrough College can support your next step in education and training, including A Levels, vocational courses, Apprenticeships and the new T-Level qualification.

To ensure visitors can enjoy the event safely, places will be limited and booking is essential. The College has also asked that students only bring one family member along with them to help limit numbers, and visitors will be required to wear a face covering throughout their visit.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive of Middlesbrough College, explained: “The present situation is understandably causing a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for school leavers and their parents about what comes next.

“That’s why we took the decision to run a face-to-face Open Day, to give school leavers the opportunity to safely visit the College, meet staff, ask questions and have a look round our facilities.

“Since the coronavirus outbreak, we have implemented a range of robust measures to ensure our campus is COVID-secure. This includes one-way corridors, hand sanitising stations and improved ventilation through the College.

“These safety measures will be in place throughout the Open Day, to help keep students, parents and our staff as safe as possible.

It’s an exciting time to join the College thanks to the introduction of T-Levels, a new two-year, technically-focused qualification that gives learners extended work experience.

This new option for school leavers includes a 45-day industrial placement, to help better prepare students for the world of work. The College is one of only a small number of chosen providers who will be delivering the new qualification, with courses launching in September 2021.

Zoe added: “We know it’s an unsettling time, but school leavers should know that we’re looking after their future.

“We’re more ready than ever for next September’s new starters, with ambitious plans to expand our campus. This includes the proposed addition of a multi-million pound digital skills centre, which is due for completion next year.”

School leavers and parents interested in attending the Middlesbrough College Open Day can book onto a timeslot via the website, based on the course area they are interested in finding more about.

For those who are unable to attend the Open Day, the College is running an online open event on Thursday, December 10 between 5pm and 7.30pm.

TTE, which is part of the Middlesbrough College Group, is also hosting a face-to-face campus open event, on the same day, Saturday December 5 between 11am and 1pm.

TTE specialises in full-time study programmes and apprenticeships for school leavers interested in a career in the engineering industry.

To find out more about Middlesbrough College’s December Open Events, and to book a place, click here.

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