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


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 human growth and development, equality and diversity, safeguarding, working in health and social care, health and well-being, nutrition, communication. You will also undertake a mandatory work placement to develop your skills and knowledge within the sector.

Course Information

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

Modules include:

  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Safeguarding
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Nutrition, Health and Well-Being

The English and maths qualification that you will study is dependent on your current attainment.

September – June
3 to 4 days per week in college
Block placement in January
Dates and times will be given during induction

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification and /or 4 GCSEs at grade 4-2.

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.

All work is assessed as coursework to include written assignments, posters, practical and online tasks.

On successful completion of this course, you can seek employment in the care sector or progress to an apprenticeship.

To progress to a level 3 qualification you will need to achieve an overall grade B, grade 4 in maths and English GCSE, completion of block placement with satisfactory feedback and an overalll positive report from your personal tutor.

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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