Adult and Community Learning

Supporting you back into work and education

Our Adult and Community Learning team offer a range of bespoke training programmes and short courses for the local community. 
 
Our Adult and Community Learning team are based over at 2 Queens Square, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AA, which is our dedicated space for adult learners that provides a welcoming and safe environment for all. 
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We deliver a wide range of fully funded courses both in our centre and out in the community, making it easier than ever to learn new skills.   
 
Read the Adult and Community Learning Course Guide:

Read the Guide

 

 

Sector Skills Academies

Courses to get you back into work

Our Sector Based Work Academies are short courses designed to get you back into work in a specific occupation. They include industry recognised qualifications alongside a guaranteed job interview with a local employer upon completion! Within all of our courses, you will gain skills in application search, CV writing and interview preparation. 

Courses run on regular dates throughout the year and attending them will not affect your benefits. 

Here are our available Sector Skills Academies:
 

Inc. CSCS/Manual Handling

Level 1

Duration - 4 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Level 1
Duration - 2 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Level 1
Duration - 3 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Our 3 week course offers experience of the following skills, in a practical, hands on environment:

  • Developing Bricklaying Skills
  • Using painting skills for interior ceilings and walls
  • Introduction to plastering techniques
  • Floor and wall tiling techniques
  • Health & Safety and CSCS Card Training
  • CV writing techniques and job interview skills
Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Photo ID is required to sit the CSCS Card exam. Learners must also complete an initial English & Maths assessment prior to enrolment.

Level 1
Duration - 2 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Middlesbrough College are providing a FREE 2-week training programme designed for these roles, where you will learn skills for working in the Customer Service & Sales industries.

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

 
 
 

Inc. First Aid & DBS

Level
- E3/L1/L2
Duration - 2-3 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Our Level 1 Health & Care course offers training and support to help you to find work in the Health & Care sector. Plus, Level 1 Introduction to Catering, and Level 2 Food Safety.

You can also gain an additional Level 2 qualification in Principles of Dementia Care. You will receive full support in applying for current vacancies, updating your CV and preparing for job interview, as well as help with the cost of a DBS check.

Eligibility: Must be unemployed, aged 18+, and at Entry Level 3 English.

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 18+, unemployed and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Inc. CCNSG/Manual Handling

Level 1
Duration - 3 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Inc. CSCS Card & Telescopic Handler or Dumper Truck or Articulated Dumper Truck

Level 1
Duration - 3 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Level 1
Duration - 4 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Inc. Door Supervisor or CCTV

Level 2
Duration - 3 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Middlesbrough College is working with one of the UK’s leading security firms, Close Protection Security Ltd, to train and recruit for a number of exciting security vacancies. We are providing a FREE* training programme, developed in partnership with Close Protection Security, where you will learn essential skills for working in the Security industry.

On our 3-week course covers everything from legal aspects of working in security, to the latest physical intervention techniques, and you will gain an accredited SIA Licence (Level 2 Door Supervisor).

You’ll also achieve a Level 1 Occupational Studies and Level 1 Employment Training & Personal Development (including a unit on Drug Awareness).

On successful completion of training, we will fund your SIA badge. Plus, you'll receive full support to update your CV, and prepare for interview.

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 18+, unemployed and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. Learners must also complete an initial English and Maths assessment prior to enrolment.

Level 1
Duration - 2 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

Inc. Fork Lift Truck

Level 1

Duration - 4 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

On our free 4-week course you will achieve a Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations and Level 1 Warehousing & Storage.

You can also gain a Level 2 Award in Land Based Fork Lift Truck Operations (Counterbalance, Scissor Lift & Cherry Picker). The course will cover training in Manual Handling, Health & Safety and First Aid in the Workplace.

We will fund your FLT Licence. You will also receive full support in applying for current vacancies, updating your CV and preparing for job interview.

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 18+, unemployed and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. Leaners must also complete an initial English and Maths assessment prior to enrolment.

Inc. CCNSGL3 ASME9 or BSEN9606

Level 1
Duration - 4 Weeks
Dates - Various Dates/Flexible Times
Cost - Free*
Delivery method - Classroom 

Eligibility and Funding for course:
This course is eligible for people aged 16+ and have Entry Level 3 English, or Employed and earning less that £27,040 per annum. 

 
* If unemployed and in receipt of benefits, the courses above are free.

For a chat about employability courses and to check your eligibility, please call 01642 333378 or email adult&communitylearning@mbro.ac.uk.
 

 

Courses to get you back into education

Flexible training to fit around you

 

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Community Learning

Community Learning

Community leisure courses where you can get new skills, take up a hobby and meet others from all walks of life
 
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Pre-ESOL

Pre-ESOL

Prepares learners for progression onto our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course
 
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ESOL

ESOL

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses can help you take that next step into employment or progress in education.
 
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Online Courses

Online Courses

Study flexibly and learn new skills from the comfort of your own home
 
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Functional Skills in maths and English

Functional Skills in maths and English

Improve your basic English and maths skills for progression onto other courses
 
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Pre-Apprenticeships

Pre-Apprenticeships

Support in securing an apprenticeship including job hunting, CV writing and interview preparation
 
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Multiply Programme

Multiply Programme

Our range of FREE* maths programmes will transform your numeracy skills and improve your confidence when it comes to numbers.
 
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IT for Beginners

IT for Beginners

This course is designed to help you to develop the skills you need to use computers and the Internet in everyday life
 
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Step Back into Learning

Step Back into Learning

This 6 week bespoke training programme designed to provide support for 16-24 year olds who are looking to progress back into education or employment.
 
ACL - Digital

Essential Digital Skills

Essential Digital Skills

This 6 week bespoke training programme designed to provide support for 16-24 year olds who are looking to progress back into education or employment.
 
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Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamp

Quickly increase your skills in a specific area with a flexible, 16-week skills bootcamp.
 
 
 
 

Get in touch with us

Call our team on 01642 333 378 or email adult&communitylearning@mbro.ac.uk.

 
 

 
Working in partnership with:
 
The Tees Valley Pathways & Routeways Programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund and will be supported under the Youth Employment Initiative until December 2023. 
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Submit your details and a member of our team will contact you:

 

 

Success Stories

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Majid Mikaeili

Essential Digital Skills

"I would recommend this course to anyone needing to improve their digital skills."

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Agnes Milolo

ESOL (Listening, Reading & Writing)

"My course has definitely improved my English skills and has opened up a lot of opportunities for me. The teaching is really good and I get fantastic support from my tutors."

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