Are you looking for a stepping stone to improve your life and employability skills? Here at Middlesbrough College, our Progression Studies department focuses on meeting the needs of students with a range of additional and special educational needs including students with learning difficulties or English as a second language. These courses are designed to help you develop skills in areas such as writing, independence and employment progression.

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Career Choices

Upon completion of a Course in Progression Studies  you may have the opportunity to progress onto an appropriate vocational programme or Supported Internship.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help 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 the course.



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Why study with us?

  1. Our Additional Learning Support Team are on hand to support students with a range of special educational needs
  2. Daily drop-in sessions are offered to students who need a little extra support in the Learning Hub and The Bridge 
  3. A vast majority of our students progress onto appropriate vocational programmes after completing their courses 
  4. Life Skills students have the opportunity to develop their communication skills through a range of community projects
  5. A range of enrichment activities are organised for students in order to develop their confidence 
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I would like to inspire and be a role model to others who have a disability and that having a disability should not stop you or get in the way of anything
Success stories
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I've learned a lot when working on group projects such as the community cafe and vintage shop in college.
Success stories