Middlesbrough College

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Middlesbrough College, based at Middlehaven, is a fully inclusive college that delivers courses in almost every occupational sector from entry level all the way through to level 7 including postgraduate qualifications.

We have a course for everyone so whether you are a school leaver, a potential apprentice, an adult looking to improve your career prospects or are interested in degree-level study, we can help you get to where you want to be.

We are committed to providing a learning environment which focuses on equality so do not worry if you have a few qualifications or non - we know you are capable of doing great things.

Our focus is to equip you with the education, skills and training to progress into employment or higher education when you leave us. We have a committed careers team who are on hand to provide free information, advice and guidance to all students and can help you make the right decision about your future. We also have a dedicated work placement team who can provide meaningful work placements which are linked to your career aspirations.

Our 100m campus includes a range of outstanding facilities and equipment, from our purpose-built STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre to our simulated aircraft cabin, you can expect high quality teaching alongside fantastic facilities which will give you a real taste of the working world!

We’re passionate about developing the skills of our community through exceptional training and have shaped our offering so you gain the right skills for work, and for life. Our experienced and friendly staff can tailor a support package relevant to your individual needs so you feel confident in your learning whilst studying here.

We look forward to seeing you at Middlesbrough College.

Who to contact

01642 333333 01642 333333
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Local Offer


Middlesbrough College is committed to providing an environment in which there is equality for all members of the community and are passionate about ensuring all students have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. We welcome applications from people with a learning difficulty, learning disability or any additional support need and aim to provide the appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable students to be successful in their chosen programme of study.

Our Additional Learning Support (ALS) team offer a wide range of support services at all levels of the curriculum and programmes range from Entry level 1 to Level 3 and A Levels, enabling you to access the education and social environments of the college. We provide supported internships which help provide an insight into the world of work, our supported internship programmes can lead on to voluntary or paid employment or even starting your own business!

When asked what students on the Supported Internship could expect, one of our former students said students would:

“learn the skills and improve upon the skills they already have and overall they’ll be prepared for future employment”

We work closely with Schools, the local authority and multi agencies to assess whether we can meet the needs of students with a SEN Support Plan or EHCP.

All full time courses include employment skills, English and maths, work experience and employability. Part time programmes also run at entry level

Our dedicated ALS team work across the college supporting students with their specific needs. Additional Learning Support Assistants provide 1.1 / 2:1 or group support where necessary for the development of learning, communication and social skills.

We have ALS specialists in:

  • Communication and Interaction,
  • Sensory and Physical,
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Emotional, Social and Mental Health
  • Sensory Support Hearing/Visual
  • ESOL


Sensory Support: This includes Communication Support Workers, note takers and additional English support which is provided where appropriate for students with a hearing loss.

We have access to assistive technology including JAWS, Lunar plus, CCTV, Braille keyboard and magnifiers plus additional 1.1 tutorials for students with a Visual Impairment.

Dyslexia Support: This is provided by specialist Dyslexia tutors across college in 1.1 or small group settings. Our Learning Support Assistants can also offer support to students within the classroom. Assessments for exam concessions are offered and these may include extra time, rest breaks, a reader or a scribe. Assistive technology is available and support can be offered on developing this as a student’s normal way of working so it can be used confidently in exam situations. A regular academic drop in is also available for students who need extra support to complete particular pieces of work or require individual study skills tuition.

Personal and Mobility/ Physical access and Support: Supervision for lunchtimes and break times, LEA transport supervision and personal care is provided for those who need it and access to a private washroom with controlled access. All main access points have automatic doors and students who need support with mobility have learning support assistants to help

Specialist equipment and assistive technology: At Middlesbrough College we strive to stay ahead of the latest technology and have the latest equipment to help support your learning.

This includes:

  • Laptops
  • Reading Pens
  • Alpha Smart Keyboards,
  • Screen Readers,
  • Personal Memory Sticks,
  • Voice to Text Software,
  • Interactive Whiteboards,
  • Kitchen Aids to Support Independent Living
  • Bespoke Chairs for Individuals with an Identified Need. 
  • A Medical Room and Washroom with Hoists is Available with Hoists
  • A Range of Equipment to Assist Students Who Need Help with Personal Care

A confidential Counselling service is available within college by appointment and our College Counsellor regularly provides input to the tutorial programme. Our Student Welfare Officers are also on hand to support with behaviour and poor attendance.

Transition planning into college from school is provided by the initial advice and guidance team and includes taster sessions. Transitions for any potential student include early meetings with students, parents and Career advisers, multi-agency meetings with professionals to help plan options and progression routes into learning within college.

Contact Name
Catherine Davidson
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
16 -19 Years
19 - 25 Years

Page last reviewed: 19/08/2021


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