How much will my course cost? 

For students looking to return back to education, there is a large amount of financial support available. Depending on your financial circumstances, your previous qualifications and the course you choose, you may pay no fees at all!


If you fall under one of the following categories you do not have to pay any fees for your course:

  • I am unemployed or receiving a state benefit*
  • I am aged 19 or over and want to gain a GCSE in English or maths and do not have a grade C or above
  • I am aged 19 or over and want to gain Adult Basic Skills Certificates and Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • I am aged 19-23 without a full Level 2 qualification and I want to study
  • Entry or Level 1 qualifications needed to progress to Level 2
  • First full Level 2 qualification
  • I am aged 19-23 without a full Level 2 qualification and I want to study
  • First full Level 3 or 4 qualification

If you are aged 19-23 and with a full Level 3 qualification, or aged 24+ looking to study Level 3 or above you will be required to pay fees. There are a range of Government loans to support students with the cost of their tuition including the Advanced Learner Loan and the Professional and Career Development Loan.

Don't let the cost of studying put you off reaching your dream career. While affordability is one of the biggest factors in going back to education, here at Middlesbrough College, we make it easier, thanks to straightforward support from our dedicated team, as well as a range of support funds to help with costs.

You will find the cost for each course detailed on individual factsheets.


View our Fees Flowchart to find out about your payment options along with any loans that you may be eligible to apply for.