• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The course is designed for students who want to work in the engineering industry as a Process Operator. Employment opportunities include working on a chemical plant carrying out duties including overseeing a production process and ensuring safe operation.
Process operators are involved in the production of goods or overseeing the processing of materials. Those who work in production may help make things such as biodiesel or food products. Their duties
 may vary based on the specific things they produce but typically include moving materials,
 operating machinery and tools, measuring and mixing ingredients, packaging products and maintaining
 records. Process operators who work on chemical plants may be involved with water and waste water treatment. It is common for process operators to work with chemicals or other potentially hazardous
 materials as part of their regular duties. Their responsibilities can include measuring chemicals or
 other ingredients, testing samples of materials, operating machines and inspecting equipment. Process Operators oversee and manage the full production process of a manufacturing plant or other industrial facility. They monitor equipment to ensure the quality, efficiency and safety of the plant. They are also responsible for the safe operation, basic maintenance, and troubleshooting of the facility’s equipment and instruments.

TTE are one of the UK’s leading technical training providers. With specialist technical equipment, facilities and expertise, they boast strong links with over 200 companies operating in the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering and Petrochemical Industries.

Course Information

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

Modules offered may vary.
Modules will include:
• Chemistry
• Compression
• Maths
• Fluid flow
• Thermodynamics
• Heat and mass transfer

3 days per week

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements of GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths, English and Science

You will be assessed through observation (with appropriate witness testimony), short online testing and on-going assignments.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto an Apprenticeship, Further Education or Employment.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further 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, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.
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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As a TTE learner, you will get the opportunity to train within TTE’s world-class facilities.

Here you will gain a wide range of both practical and theoretical skills, whether you are a school leaver or someone looking to upskill.

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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. Eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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