Here at Middlesbrough College, we our very proud of our BTEC vocational students as more than 72% achieved high grades in their BTEC Vocational courses.

In a nutshell

Vocational courses have an emphasis on developing your practical skills and knowledge in a specific sector area which can lead you to a job or university. What you learn can be directly linked to real life problems and situations in the workplace.

Are they for me?

They are perfect if you enjoy practical learning and relate directly to a specific job role. So if you know exactly who you want to be and the career you want, why not become a specialist sooner rather than later. We offer vocational courses in every sector area from hairdressing to engineering. You'll learn in state of the art facilities such as our simulated aircraft cabin and commercial training restaurant, being taught by tutors with industry experience of the jobs in which they teach. With our combined vocational and A Level offer, you can also study a BTEC alongside certain A Levels at Middlesbrough College. 

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Study an A Level subject alongside your BTEC vocational course

Middlesbrough College has designed a range of exciting bespoke course packages which offer you the opportunity to study an A Level alongside a BTEC vocational qualification.

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MC Digital

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

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Study programmes

If you choose Middlesbrough College, you’ll be signing up to more than just a qualification. You’ll attend a whole study programme designed to give you the skills to succeed. 

1. Main study programme

You can choose from a range of subject areas to suit your career goals and interests. We deliver courses across every sector area meaning whatever job you are hoping to progress into; we can help get you there.


2. Work experience

You will have access to a range of work experience activities including work placements, experience of work within the college and work related activities. Employers regularly visit the college to share their insights into the world of work and their industry knowledge, these visits and talks allow you to discuss employment opportunities and identify what skills and attributes employers are looking for when recruiting.


3. Maths and English
English and maths are essential skills to have for everyday life as well as in the workplace. If you did not achieve a grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English at school, you will be required to study these subjects as either Functional Skills or GCSEs. Maths and English are also embedded into our vocational curriculum so that the skills you learn are relevant to the industry you want to progress into.