Whether you speak another language and wish to progress to other mainstream courses or into employment, or you're wanting to develop the skills needed to progress in education, training or work, these courses can help you to get where you want to be.

Our GCSEs, Functional Skills and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) can provide learners with the stepping stone to develop your employability skills. 

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

Labour Market Information 

GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL students making notes from textbooks

Career Choices

Upon completion, students may have the opportunity to progress onto an appropriate vocational programme.

Learners can expect to advance their skills in:

Maths and English  |  Reading and Writing  |  Speaking and Listening  |  Work Experience and Employability  |  Personal Development



Boost Project

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation


JK Recycling

Northern Grill

Why study with us?

  1. Students can expect to develop skills in areas such as writing, independence and employment progression
  2. Courses will cover the likes of listening and speaking, reading and writing, maths and employability 
  3. A vast majority of our students progress onto appropriate vocational programmes after completing their courses 
  4.  Daily drop-in sessions are offered to students who need a little extra support in the Learning Hub and The Bridge 
  5. Previous students have gone onto University in their chosen field
Doris sitting at a desk on a computer
The teachers are also lovely, they will help you with absolutely anything and answer any questions you have. I would definitely recommend studying here.
Success stories
Steph Taylor sitting at a desk
Studying as an adult learner at Middlesbrough College is great. I have made so many friends on my course and there is a strong community atmosphere. It really is a safe environment to learn in.
Success stories
Donna sitting at a desk on a computer
I’ve met loads of new people and made friends for life. I would 100% recommend studying here. If you haven’t got your maths or English qualifications you should do it! Do it for yourself and for your family.
Success stories
Abraham sitting at a desk on a computer
I’m really enjoying my course and it is helping to improve my communication skills. The teaching and support I am receiving here at Middlesbrough College is great.
Success stories
Agnes standing in a corridor
My course has definitely improved my English skills and has opened up a lot of opportunities for me. The teaching is really good and I get fantastic support from my tutors.
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Lee Yuan Di sitting in a classroom
I enjoy coming to class and it's given me the opportunity to make new friends.
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Roukan Moustafa sitting at a computer in a classroom
 I feel like my confidence, as well as my English, has improved massively.
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Deborah Lane sitting at a desk making notes
I would definitely recommend; my confidence has 100% improved!
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