Why choose us?

Take that first step to a whole new career or progress in the one you already have with our range of University level courses

Choose to take your education with Middlesbrough College! Achieve your career ambitions with our job-focused University courses.  

You will be taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus by experienced professionals. Our small class sizes will give you all the support you need, including regular one-on-ones with your tutors. 

Study smart with our industry focused courses that will give you the skills employers need right now and stay local to save money. 

Are you ready to join us? 

Top 5 reasons to choose Higher Education at Middlesbrough College!

1. We will support you. Small class sizes, 1:1 support and specialist services available to all students.

2. Gain a globally recognised degree with international renowned brands The Open University and Pearson
UK LTD, plus your course could be an IoT (Institute of Technology) accredited course- recognised by industry as a leading technical qualification.

3. Succeed with a course designed for employment. 

4. Study local to save money in our brand new University Centre! 

5. Flexible study options available including part-time courses, evening classes and the option to step in and out of education each year and still receive a full qualification. 
Our track record of success is recognised in our overall student satisfaction rates, which are higher than both the regional and national averages.

We are rated 5.5 stars on WhatUni!

Our partners of excellence
Most of the courses we offer are delivered in collaboration the Open University (OU). Our unique partnership means that we have the flexibility to create courses that meet employer needs, giving you the experience to progress into employment once you have completed your course. 

The OU is regarded as the UK’s major e-learning institution and you will be able to access some of these facilities in the College or from home to support you with your studies. This includes the OU library, OU on iTunes, Skills for OU study and OU on YouTube. 

Take a look here at the OU Student’s Guide

Our engineering programmes are validated by Pearson- the leading name for HNC/ HND qualifications.

"88% of FTSE 100 companies trust The Open University to develop their employees."

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Choose Middlesbrough!

Develop your talents, meet new friends and discover new interests with courses on your doorstep

Courses on your Doorstep
Having a top-rated college on your doorstep – so you can still live at home while you study, if you choose – can provide all sorts of benefits for students in addition to quality teaching, including huge savings on accommodation costs.

Choosing to study a university level course at home means – in most cases- you can continue living with family. This is likely to cost you considerably less than moving away to study, with the National Union of Students averaging the cost of living for students approximately at £12,056. 

The majority of our full-time courses are delivered over 3 days, and we also offer a large range of part-time programmes. This means that lots of our students are also able to keep their existing jobs or gain part-time employment. All higher education courses are taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus. 

Middlesbrough College is situated in a fantastic location, just a short walk from both the bus and train station. This means that wherever you live in the Tees Valley, we are easily accessible. Students thinking of relocating to Middlesbrough will benefit from one of the lowest living costs in the country, but don't let this deceive you, it's an amazing region to live. 

Teesside offers more than you would expect

Middlesbrough offers the perfect student experience, packed with shops, bars and entertainment! There are amazing opportunities happening here in Middlesbrough and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.  

We are home to a diverse community that has unique and fresh perspectives, plus plenty of food options whether you’re veggie, vegan or a meat-eater!

Middlesbrough is a place where industry is thriving and we are working in partnership with Middlesbrough Council with their investment programme of £700M which is bringing 6000 new job opportunities to the region.