Why choose us?

We are proud to be rated TEF gold for teaching and job outcomes!

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

Here at Middlesbrough College we can take you higher and help you achieve your career dreams with our job-focused Higher Education courses. 

You will be taught on-site at our Middlehaven Campus by experienced professionals. 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. Plus, we are rated TEF gold for teaching and job outcomes!

Through our partnership with The Open University we deliver affordable job-focused that are vocationally orientated and designed for employment, so you’ll also gain the skills employers are looking for, a strong work ethic and the confidence to progress in the workplace.

Are you ready to join us? 
Our track record of success is recognised in our overall student satisfaction rates, which are higher than both the regional and national averages. This is reflected in our recent Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a national Government award programme that rates the quality of teaching and employment outcomes. We were the only general further education college or University in the Tees Valley to receive this highest accolade. 
Colleges up and down the country are increasingly being seen as an alternative provider of university level courses. The increase means that over 159,000 people now choose to study a higher education course at college (AOC, 2016). 

TEF Gold

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. 

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 an amazing student experience with a vibrant, lively town packed with shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment. There are amazing opportunities happening here in Middlesbrough and there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of this expanding and prosperous region! 

Middlesbrough College is situated in one of the most exciting regeneration schemes in the UK! We are working in partnership with Middlesbrough Council with their investment programme of £700M which is bringing 6000 new job opportunities to Middlesbrough!

Middlesbrough is Teesside’s largest town and has great transport links to Newcastle and Durham in the North, as well as York and Leeds in the south. If you choose to live here, you’ll be just a short commute to the beautiful heritage coastline and North Yorkshire moors.

On your doorstep, you can visit Teesside's iconic Roseberry Topping or take a stroll around Saltholme, a picturesque nature reserve nestled in Teesside's industrial landscape. 

The College is situated in Middlehaven –arguably one of the most exciting regeneration schemes in the UK due to its impressive scale, waterside location and contemporary architecture. Around £200 million has already been invested, transforming the area from a heavy industrial brownfield site to a prime education and leisure destination home to Middlesbrough Football Club and much more. More is still to be done, with a £30million snow centre being planned adjacent to the College offering world class leisure facilities on your doorstep.