Digital Skills for Teesside

Teesside’s tech scene is thriving! With over 7,000 jobs available across Teesside and the Tees Valley, the region has become a hotbed for digital innovation.

Digital skills are vital for Britain's economic future and there is now a huge demand for young people with digital talents as there has been significant growth in the sector over the last few years. And with a variety of well-paid job roles available across the region, there has never been a better time to consider a career in the digital sector.

The future of society is digital and IT is now seen by organisations as a core element of business with the average salary of an experienced computing related job being £52,000. There are a wide range of roles available across the digital industry including Application Development, Web Development, Cyber Security, Data Analysis and Database Design. However, despite the breadth of jobs available there is now an international digital skills crisis and businesses are struggling to recruit these key digital roles. Middlesbrough College wants to change this.

Middlesbrough College is a STEM specialist College and has an exciting digital offer with its very own industry standard digital school- MC digital.

MC Digital aims to train for the future, ensuring leaners are equipped with the skills that employers need so that they can succeed in the industry. Created with employers and the digital advisory board, MC Digital’s qualifications use the latest technology and provide learners with the most up to date industry knowledge and skills. 

Whether you are wanting to upskill, retrain or start from the beginning, MC Digital has courses available for everyone ranging from Levels 1, 2 and 3, which are ideal for young people leaving school, to Foundation degrees and Top-up degrees aimed at adult learners and those wanting to learn higher level skills.

Don’t worry if you didn’t study Computing or ICT at school- you can study a Digital course at Middlesbrough College without having studied GCSE ICT or Computing.

If you have been out of education for a while but are eager to learn and succeed in the digital sector, our Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma in Computing is the perfect stepping stone. Middlesbrough College also offers part time and distance learning courses in Computing for adult learners who want to retrain or upskill.

You can apply for a Digital course online by clicking apply now on the course you are interested in studying. Or you can download and fill out a paper application form and either post it to Middlesbrough College or hand it in to our Reception team.

Come along to our next Open Event to find out more about our Digital department and the courses on offer. Our friendly team will be able to give you up-to-date information about our courses, the sector, employer connections at MC Digital, career opportunities and information about studying at Middlesbrough College.

MC Digital’s courses include:

Access to Higher Education Diploma- Computing

Application and Web Development- Level 3

BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up) - Full Time- Level 6

BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up) - Part Time- Level 6

Computer Science- Level 2

Computing- Level 1

Digital Technologies (Cyber Security) - Level 3

Fd Computing- Full Time- Level 5

Fd Computing- Part Time- Level 5

Level 3 IT & Business

Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2016 (MOS) - Distance Learning

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 (MOS) - Distance Learning

Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 (MOS) - Distance Learning

Networking and System Support- Level 3