Have you considered a career in Health and Care?

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Middlesbrough College offers courses in all sector areas and aims to match its curriculum to employer demands and local skills requirements. Continue reading “Have you considered a career in Health and Care?”

Have you considered a career in Health and Care?

Understanding the Advanced Learner Loan

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If you’re aged 19 or over, and are thinking about further education or training, you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. Continue reading “Understanding the Advanced Learner Loan”

Understanding the Advanced Learner Loan

Meet our team – Andy Duggan

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Psychology Tutor Andy Duggan has been working at Middlesbrough College’s Sixth Form for the last 4 years. After completing a degree in Natural Sciences at Lancaster University, Andy undertook school-centred training in Middlesbrough as a science teacher, having always had an interest in the profession from his parents who are both teachers. Continue reading “Meet our team – Andy Duggan”

Meet our team – Andy Duggan

Meet our team – Rob O’Connor

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Rob has been teaching A Level Sociology at Middlesbrough College’s Sixth Form since 2010.

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Meet our team – Rob O’Connor

Interested in an apprenticeship but still in school?

If you are interested in finding a job straight away once you’ve left school, an apprenticeship could be perfect for you. Combining practical skills in the workplace with theoretical study at College you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a salary at the same time!

Northern Skills Group, Middlesbrough College’s apprenticeship and training company, offers a range of apprenticeship programmes across the North ranging from hairdressing to engineering. They’re the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door of your chosen industry, and we work with some of the region’s top employers to give the best opportunities for your future. There are three levels of apprenticeships for young people with average GCSE grades through to those with A levels or an Advanced Diploma.

To start an apprenticeship you must be 16 or over and not in full time education.  Apprenticeship training can take between one and four years to complete, but the length of an apprenticeship depends on its level, the industry in question and the skills the apprentice already has.

You can register your interest in pursuing an apprenticeship here but it’s important to remember that the application process is very different to how you’d apply to a course at college. In order to secure an apprenticeship, you need to find an employer willing to take you on. We’d recommend that you get into the habit of checking Northern Skills Group’s apprenticeship vacancies page for the latest jobs coming up in your area. Alternatively, if you know a local business that would be willing to employ you as an apprentice ask them to call 03453 40 40 40 and we’ll do the rest!

To keep your options open, we’d recommend that you also apply for a full time course at Middlesbrough College so that if you are unable to find an employer by September, you can gain a basic understanding of the industry you will be working in as part of your technical certificate. You can continue to search for an apprenticeship once you’ve started a course, and once an employer becomes available then fast-track onto your chosen apprenticeship programme midway through the full time course.  You can browse all of our full time courses here or check out our course guide for further information.

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