Our response to COVID-19

Our students are at the heart of our community and during these strange and uncertain times, here at Middlesbrough College we are doing everything we can to support and help students achieve their dreams.

Even though our College doors may be closed for the moment, it's business as usual where behind the scenes our teaching staff are continuing to deliver engaging virtual online lessons to all of our students.

If you are thinking of studying with us next year, we can help provide all the information you need and are on hand to support you through our virtual open events, online applications and live chat.

 

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Information for current students:


Yes, all of our teams are working hard from home to continue to give you the best support they can. 

If you need to contact our Student Services Team please email studentservices@mbro.ac.uk.

You can also access our learning resource centre online through our website.

If you feel unwell, please notify your tutor and our Student Services Team (studentservices@mbro.ac.uk). 

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you must self-isolate for 7 days. 

If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days you must contact the NHS non-emergency team by calling 111. 

In accordance with the Government guidance, the college will be closed for the foreseeable future and will likely to re-open in September 2020 for the new academic year. 

This however may change depending on government guidelines, and if we receive any updates we will share with you via our website, social media and email.

Absolutely. The work you are doing now will affect your next steps, whether this is entry to college, university, an apprenticeship or even employment. 

It is essential that you continue with your study and ensure you are present at your online classroom lessons.

Assessments for GCSE's, A-levels and access courses will be based on calculated grades.

Your teachers will work closely with the awarding body to determine the grade they believe you are most likely to achieve. 

Find out more

Tutors can be reached via your college email. 

We will keep up to date with you throughout this time, if you have any specific queries regarding your application please contact our Admissions Team.

If you are due to complete your studies by the 31st July 2020, you will now receive calculated grades in accordance with the government guidelines. 

However, if you are scheduled to sit exams later in the year, these exams may be rescheduled or an alternate method of assessment may be applied.

Your half termly performance report will be coming out soon. Remember this includes an update on your attitude and engagement with online learning, attendance at virtual learning sessions, completion of online work, and progress towards your target grades where applicable. 

We will continue to provide rewards and incentives to all students who have excellent engagement, behaviour and attitudes to work as well as those who make big steps to improve, including a £10 voucher to all learners on study programmes who achieve the highest rating across all measures in their report card. We will also enter all students who have achieved good or better in all ratings into a department prize draw to win a £50 voucher.

We will continue to make the half termly bursary payment for those eligible based on your engagement and attitude with online learning and this will be paid directly into your bank account as usual. The next and final payment is due on Friday 5th June. We will also continue to make weekly cash payments to those students eligible for college meals during term-time.

Although we won’t be able to host our annual student awards ceremonies in college this year we will be recognising student’s outstanding achievements and progress with certificates and prizes which you will receive in the post towards the end of May.



Information for Middlesbrough College applicants:


Yes, we are still accepting online applications for full time, part time, access and higher education courses, 

Find out further details

Our Admissions Team will process your application and you will receive email confirmation of your place. 

You may be contacted via telephone by a course tutor to discuss your application. Once the college is open you will be invited for a tour and meet the tutor of your chosen course.

Please continue with any school work you are being given to ensure you are ready for your next step into college. 

We will stay in touch with you throughout the year via email or telephone to inform you of the enrolment process. 

If you have any questions regarding your place at college, don’t forget our Schools Team are always around to answer your questions - you can email schoolsteam@mbro.ac.uk.

Teachers are working hard with awarding bodies to work out the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned. 

This will be based on a number of factors, including non-exam assessment, the results of any homework assignments or mock exams, and any other records of your performance over the course of study. 

Assessments for GCSE's, A-levels and access courses will be based on calculated grades.

Your teachers will work closely with the awarding body to determine the grade they believe you are most likely to achieve. 

Find out more

The facilities are closed at the moment but on our website and on youtube we have lots of videos of the college for you to access and see the amazing facilities we have. 

Once the college is back open you can have a tour of the building by contacting the schoolsteam@mbro.ac.uk who can book you in for a time and date that is suited to you.

Of course! 

Email our Admissions Team and they will be in touch with the new details for the course that you want to study.

We will be in contact with you with any further updates that you need to be aware of during the lockdown.

In the meantime keep studying and we will be in touch with an enrolment date for you - this is usually sent out in the summer time ready for enrolment in August/September. 

You can also follow us on social media for regular updates, competitions and information.

Yes of course. We will still work closely with your school to make sure that you receive the correct support needed.

If you need to add a learning difficulty or disability to your application form, please email our Admissions Team and we will inform our Support Team so they can contact you to chat about the support you need.


Distance Learning

Choose from 14 fantastic online courses in health and care or business and customer service industries.

Delivered online with support from specialist staff, our distance learning courses are FREE* and lead to a nationally recognised qualification!


Browse our range of distance learning courses

*All Middlesbrough College distance learning courses are free



Our response in the community

Here at Middlesbrough College we are so proud of all of our staff and students who are making a difference in the wider community during these difficult times. Take a look at our recent Community newsletter to read about some of our staff and students who are making a positive impact in the Community. Have you been volunteering in the community? We would love to hear from you!

Email marketing@mbro.ac.uk to share your experience!