• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyOCR


This course is a 2 year course which provides a Level 3 qualification in health and social care equivalent to 1 A Level and can be studied alongside 2 A Levels.

During year 1 you will study 3 core units that introduce you to the health and social care sector, and develop your key skills in: Equality & Diversity, Health Safety & Security and Building Positive Relationships.

Moving into year 2 you will be introduced to more specialised units that could include: Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Safeguarding and Public Health. Each year of study includes units that are either exam or coursework based. Anatomy and Physiology in year 2 is exam based.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to explore the Health, Social or Childcare sector or has a desire to work in these areas.

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 include:

  • Developing effective communication
  • Development through the life stages
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Child Safeguarding
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Promoting Independence
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Anatomy and Physiology


Entry requirements

You must have achieved five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English language. Ideally an average GCSE points score of 5.5 or above.

You will be assessed using coursework within each unit using a variety of assessment methods including: written, oral and presentation. Each assessment is graded using Pass Merit and Distinction.

You can progress on to university degree programmes and foundation degrees including working with children and young people, adult social care, social work, nursing, psychology and criminology. Should you want to go directly into employment you will have an A Level equivalent qualification which employers will welcome.

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.

You will not have to pay tuition fees if you are under 19 on 31 August in the year of your entry to the course. You must also satisfy UK / EEA residency rules.

If you are over 19 or have any questions regarding residency rules, please contact (01642) 333586. If you are re-sitting an examination you will have to pay the fees.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.

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.