Award winning teaching and resources 


Our aim is to provide students with quality degrees which offer a blend of quality teaching, academic support, resources and facilities. 

You’ll be taught on-campus in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. We offer more teaching hours than a traditional university and our class sizes are smaller meaning you’ll receive more contact time with your tutor including 1:1 feedback on your work and progress.

Our tutors have real industry experience in the sectors they teach. As well as being highly qualified academics, our tutors come from industry backgrounds, and regularly return to the workplace to update their skills and knowledge.  

Following a recent national teaching review, Middlesbrough College has been awarded gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Providing teaching of the highest quality in the UK, the College achieved the top grade in the Government's first TEF awards, which examined how universities and colleges are performing above demanding national standards.

Middlesbrough College is the only GFE College in the Tees Valley to secure gold status in the Teaching Excellence Standard Framework awards. This places us in the top 20% of higher education providers in the country – in good company with many outstanding colleges

Key features highlighted in the report were; students studying at Middlesbrough College acquired knowledge, skills and understanding that are highly valued by employers and that the College had invested in excellent physical and digital resources to support HE teaching and learning.

Over 90% of students were happy with the quality of their teaching, 5% higher than the national average. 

"Middlesbrough College wins gold award in national teaching review"

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TEF rankings

Middlesbrough College
Teesside University 
Northumbria University 
Leeds Beckett University
York St John University
MC Rank
TEF rating







NSS - The teaching on my course







NSS - Assessment & feedback







NSS - Academic support







F/t graduates in highly skilled employment or further study

+5.3% above benchmark

-7.6% below benchmark


-1.6% below benchmark

-4.1% below benchmark


-1.6% below benchmark



P/t graduates in highly skilled employment or further study

+0.9% above benchmark 

-4.3% below benchmark


+4% above benchmark 

+1.6% above benchmark 

+9.3% above benchmark