• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyOCR


The Cambridge Technicals provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. These qualifications and units are structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements.

The Cambridge Technical qualifications offer learners the opportunity for a programme of study to:

  • Prepare for further learning or training.
  • Develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests them with the aim of enhancing their employability.
  • Move into different areas of employment.
  • Develop their knowledge and skills as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

Students will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vay.

Modules include:

Communication and Employability Skills for IT
• Personal attributes valued by employers
• Principles of effective communication
• Using IT to communicate effectively
• Addressing personal development needs

Information Systems
• How organisations use business information
• Issues related to use of information
• Features and Functions of Information Systems
• Using IT tools to produce management information

Understanding Social Media for Business
• The concept of social media
• Social Media in the business environment
• Benefits of Social Media for businesses

Website Production
• Web architecture and components
• Factors influencing website performance
• Designing websites
• Creating websites

• The technologies required for e-commerce
• The impact of e-commerce on organisations
• The effects of e-commerce on society
• Planning an e-commerce strategy

Digital Graphics
• Hardware and software required to work with graphics
• Types of graphic images and file formats
• Using editing tools to edit and manipulate images
• Creating and modifying graphic images


September- June

Entry requirements

  • 5 or more GCSEs (not equivalents) including English and maths at grade 5 or above.

You will be assessed through assignments and coursework.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto our foundation degree in Computing and have then completed the BSc (Hons) Computing top-up degree. After completing this degree you are well equipped to pursue a career in web design, web development, IT consulting, IT systems management, systems analysis, games development, data analysis and programming.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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A Levels

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A Level students will be based in MC6, a modern, vibrant environment which promotes independent learning and study. The centre bridges the gap between school and university, with specialist classrooms and laboratories and open plan study and social spaces.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.