We aim to offer current or aspiring teaching assistants, early childhood practitioners and educational support staff the opportunity to gain the qualifications needed to build a successful career and make a positive difference to our local community. 

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information

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Career Choices

From learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are supervised, to those who are keen to enter a career working with infants and children (whether in education, health care or children's services), our courses will help to prepare learners for working in this rewarding and wide-ranging career.

Jobs that you can go into with an education qualification include: 

Teaching Assistant | Social Worker | Day-care Assistant | Forest School Practitioner

Careers in Education


Yarm School

Archibald Primary School

Nunthorpe Academy

Teesside University

Unity City Academy

Why study with us?

  1. Courses are delivered by an experienced, friendly teacher training team who offer first class learning and support.
  2. Middlesbrough College offers a range of full and part-time course pathways that are tailored to suit individual experiences, job roles and ambitions.
  3. Study methods vary with a mixture of motivational classroom-based learning, research, one-to-one support and when relevant, observations of professional practice.
  4. Students benefit from gaining valuable insight into technology-enhanced learning, the latest innovations in teaching and learning as well as policy developments within the education sector.
  5. During their course, students will understand their progression routes which clearly map and enhance careers prospects.
I loved studying for my PGCE at Middlesbrough College and would definitely recommend the course. The tutors were brilliant and I 1:1 support and guidance. The College has a vibrant community and I have made friends for life during my time here.
Success stories
Lorraine Roberts standing in a corridor
The course took me out of my comfort zone at times, but I'm so glad I applied!
Success stories
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The course is fantastic and has helped me so much in my job role as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. The tutors are so supportive and will help you with anything!
Success stories
Matilda Leigh Jones holding a book up to a group of students
The programme is incredibly fulfilling. I have learnt how to interact with children within a school structure and enjoy the challenges this has presented.
Success stories