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               Community Learning

Throughout Middlesbrough a wide range of learning opportunities are available in many locations, including local community and learning centres, libraries. We work in partnership with a whole host of partners offering a varied and exciting offer to people interested in learning something new.

Learning is about giving everybody the chance to continue learning, whether for formal qualifications, to develop a personal interest or hobby, to learn new skills, to brush up on old skills, or just for fun.

There are so many learning opportunities available to you - you really can learn throughout your whole life here in Middlesbrough so come on and be part of it!

We Offer

Family Learning

Being a parent is hard work, requires many skills and lots of patience!

If you are a parent and want to support with your child then we offer a range of courses in schools and community hubs including:
• Parenting classes
• Family English
• Music and rhyme time
• Steps Towards being a Classroom Assistant
• Steps towards being a Lunchtime supervisor


Support for Schools

We work in partnership with many schools in Mbro to help parents support learning. If you would like to engage parents we offer an exciting range of family learning courses to support parents to support learning.
Supporting community groups, clubs and societies-please contact us to see how we can help!

What our schools say:

We highly value our working relationship which ensures we can offer high quality family learning to our most vulnerable parents to improve outcomes for children and families accessing the Centre, School and wider local area” (Abingdon Primary & Children’s Centre)

“We have worked with MCLS for a number of years and have witnessed some great outcomes in terms of preparing parents for learning and to return to the labour market.” (Corpus Christi Primary School)


Courses to support you into work

The following short courses have been developed with employers and can lead to employment opportunities for those who are successful!

• Steps towards Health and beauty
• Steps towards working in the NHS
• Steps Towards Health and Social Care
• Steps Towards hospitality
• Steps Towards retail
• Steps Towards manufacturing and warehousing
• Steps Towards cleaning
• Steps Towards business administration




What our learners say
• 79% report a significant increase in confidence
• 76% feel their well being has improved significantly
• 73% are more aware of their own strengths and how to improve
• 82% have more about their future goals and ambitions


Through strong partnership, effective collaboration and a well-structured review of local and regional priorities, Middlesbrough Council have constructed a flexible curriculum that meets the needs and interests of local communities and individuals extremely well.     OFSTED 2016

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