Essential Higher Education Information

Essential Information

All of the higher education awards (courses) are subject to validation by The Open University or Pearson Education. This is identified against each course and you will receive your final award from the appropriate institution upon graduation. Your application and should you be successful, subsequent enrolment on these courses, is subject to Middlesbrough College’s policies, academic regulations and contractual obligations.


Subject to Validation

Where you see the words, Subject to Validation, this means the course is in development and the details of the course are in the process of being finalised by The Open University or Pearson. We would expect this course to be approved, however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead you will be informed by Middlesbrough College and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Middlesbrough College or at another provider.

You can find further details on these processes, here:

Assessment and Feedback Policy UpdateDOC221.00 KB Download
Middlesbrough College Higher Education Access and Participation StatementDOCX14.36 KB Download
Middlebrough College Access AgreementsDOCX98.44 KB Download
Terms of Reference for Higher Education Assessment Boards 22.02.18DOCX71.13 KB Download
Research Ethics Policy 21.2.18DOCX128.54 KB Download
Recognition of Prior Learning PolicyDOCX62.81 KB Download
OU Regulations for validated awardsDOCX2.36 MB Download
Maximum Period of Registration 22.02.18DOCX53.35 KB Download
Higher Education Attendance Policy 22.02.18DOCX50.71 KB Download
Extenuating Circumstances - 22.02.18DOCX133.54 KB Download
Admissions Policy 2017 22.02.18DOC158.50 KB Download
Academic appeals 22.02.18DOCX74.23 KB Download
Academic Misconduct - 22.02.18DOCX95.99 KB Download
Code of Practice for Research 21.02.18DOCX69.61 KB Download
Admissions Appeals Procedure 22.02.18DOC125.50 KB Download
Student RepresentationDOCX21.09 KB Download
Student Personal Development PlanningDOC34.50 KB Download
Raising and Escalating ConcernsDOCX32.69 KB Download
Programme BoardsDOC36.50 KB Download
Programme Boards Terms of ReferenceDOC36.50 KB Download
Programme Approval & ReviewDOC150.50 KB Download
Higher Education Programme ApprovalDOCX47.78 KB Download


In the interest of providing a positive experience for all of our students, we monitor the level of demand for all of our courses very closely. If we feel that the number of students enrolled on any course will have a negative impact upon their experience or present a risk to health and safety, we reserve the right to close the course before the start of the new academic year. Should this action be necessary, we will take this decision as early as possible and inform you immediately. Please be assured that closing a course due to low numbers is a rare occurrence. Where this course of action is necessary, we would discuss it with you and offer any assistance that we can to help you to identify an alternative course, either at the College or another institution.

To ensure that our courses are current and reflect the latest academic, technological, legislative, and social changes, all are subject to annual review. These reviews may result in minor changes to content, methods of assessment or other details. Where these changes are necessary, we will advise you as early as possible with an open offer to discuss the impact they have on the course. While we hope you will see the value of any such changes, we respect your right to withdraw your application if you believed that the course no longer met your needs. Should you decide to take this course of action, we will offer any assistance that we can to help you to identify an alternative course, either at the College or another institution.

Middlesbrough College hopes that your experience is positive and successful, but accepts that on occasions there maybe something that might cause you to be dissatisfied with the service you receive. If this happens during your dealings with us, then the College welcomes your views so that we can answer your concerns and improve our services for the future. Please follow the link below for details on how you can inform the College of any concern or complaint you may have. All correspondence is treated in confidence.

Complaints Procedure