• LevelLevel 4
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA141
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This programme will be of specific interest to you if you are seeking to develop or advance your career. This programme will be of specific interest to you if you are seeking to develop or advance your career in health, care or public health.

The course content matches that of the first year of the Fd Health, Care and Social Care. It has been designed to enhance student employability, providing excellent outcomes in either employment or progression to professional study. There is a significant vocational focus to the programme and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to you for development of learning in practice.

Last year thirty two of our students applied for different University courses via UCAS. The following offers were received:

Children’s nursing – x4
Adult nursing – x7
Mental health nursing – x3
Midwifery – x1
Paramedic – x4
Social Work – x1
Physiotherapy – x1
ODP – x1
Radiography – x1
Occupational Therapy – x1

Course Information

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You will develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care you provide for your clients either in work or on placement. The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention and the recognition that an individual, their family, and/or, carer must be enabled to make decisions regarding their own care.

Modules offerred may vary. 

Modules will include:

  • Work-Based Learning: Health and Social Care Practice
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
  • Academic Study Skills and Digital Literacy
  • Health and Wellbeing in Context
  • September- May

    2-3 days per week. Plus an additional day in a relevant placement setting.

    Entry requirements

    You must have achieved an appropriate level 3 qualification (NVQ3, BTEC Award, A level, Access or relevant T Level) which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject.
    • You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.
    • Related work experience is preferable but not essential.
    • Acceptance for the programme conditional upon a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) and interview.

    You are assessed through formative assessments to help develop your academic skills as well as several forms of summative assessment including assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio work, case studies, workbooks and projects.

    You will also be assessed through a work-based e-portfolio demonstrating practice development achieved within the workplace/placement.

    Our students follow careers as support workers or assistant/ associate posts within the health and social care sector. There is also an opportunity to progress to the FD Health, Care and Social Care qualification delivered at Middlesbrough College. Students can also progress to vocational degree programmes such as social work or nursing.

    Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £6,900 per year.

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    If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

    Please apply through UCAS for this course here. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

    Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. Our team will make contact with you for further details and to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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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

    If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

    Travel Information

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


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