• LevelLevel 3
  • FT/PTFT
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyWJEC Educas

Overview

This course has exciting content studied through geological concepts: elements, minerals and rocks, surface and internal processes, Earth structure and tectonics, rock forming processes, rock deformation, past life, from fossil examination and past climates. Studying geology will develop your understanding of civil engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, mining geology and petroleum geology.

The course develops your understanding of how society makes decisions about geological issues and how geology contributes to the success of the economy and society.

Course Information

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

September - June

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least five 9-5 grades at GCSE (not equivalents), including English language and maths. An average GCSE point score of 5.5 recommended (only GCSE grades for this score, not equivalents).

You will be assessed through examinations.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study specific vocational degrees in petroleum geology, environmental science, engineering geology, surveying and hydrogeology. There are also many other subject degree courses including earth sciences, anthropology, geology and geography.


Career opportunities
The course provides a good basis for many vocations, not just geological, which require initiative in thought and problem solving. Geology students can progress onto Apprenticeships (or job related careers) in engineering,  geochemistry, environmental geology, waste management and education.

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. 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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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