• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyBTEC


This course will provide education and training for you if you wish to pursue a career in health or social care.

It will provide the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and allow you to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

You will study ten units one of which has a direct relationship to the mandatory work placement.

You will also study English and maths that will support progression and allow you to develop skills that are essential in the workplace.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules may include:

  • Human Lifespan Development (external exam)
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy Living (external exam)
  • Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Maths
  • Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2

The English and maths qualifications that you complete will be dependent on current attainment.

September- June
3 to 4 days per week in college, 1 day in work placement
Dates and times will be given at enrolment.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification and /or GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.

If you have a grade 3 (D) or below in GCSE English and/or maths you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your study programme.

Teaching will take place in the college where you will attend taught theory sessions, workshops and practical skill sessions.

Practical skills will be taught in the colleges mock NHS ward.

The skills that you are taught in college can be transferred to your work experience and your place of work.

You will be assessed via the completion of 2 externally examined units and 8 internal coursework assessed units. Coursework will include assignments, written questions, tasks and practical activities.

English and maths will be assessed via the completion of an externally marked exam.

On successful completion of this course, you can seek employment in the care sector or progress to a Level 3 qualification in health and social care.

To progress to a level 3 qualification you will need a satisfactory placement reference, overall achievement with high grades and achievement of the English and maths that is included in your study programme.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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