• LevelEntry
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyNOCN


Our positive steps programme is designed to prepare you to move on to a course in one of our many vocational areas across college or progress to employment.

It not only provides you with a useful stepping stone towards developing your confidence to move into your chosen subject area but will also support you to develop your skills in employability, personal development, English and maths and leads towards a Level 1 qualification.

Our positive steps programme is designed to be practical and will involve you getting hands-on experience to develop your skills and help you get to where you want to be. We will support you to engage positively with all aspects of the programme, focus you towards achieving your ambitions and will be on hand to help you in a variety of ways both in and out of the classroom.

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:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Take Part in an Activity
  • Improving own Learning and Performance
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Teamwork
  • Preparing for Work
  • Work Experience
  • Presentation Skills
  • Enterprise
  • Taking Part in Sport

Along with subject based units including areas such as construction, motor vehicle, catering and sport.

September – June

3/4 days per week, 17 hours per week.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required.

You will be continuously assessed using a variety of different methods.

You can progress onto a range of Level 1 or Level 2 programmes across College and is an ideal stepping stone into Construction.

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

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.


Explore Construction

Construction students will have the opportunity to work in state of the art workshops, and have access to a real life outdoor construction site. This realistic work environment allows students to gain practical experience in constructing a single story dwelling which is built from foundations up to the roof.

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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.


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