• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 years
  • UCAS CodeA139
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


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

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 course and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to you for development of learning in practice.

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For information on the OU regulations, fee information, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please see our Essential Information

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.

Year 1 modules include:
• Work-Based Learning: Health and Social Care Practice
• Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
• Academic Study Skills and Digital Literacy
• Health and Wellbeing in Context

Year 2 modules include:
• Work-Based Learning: Health and Social Care Service Development
• Research Methods in Health and Social Care
• Public Health
• Specific Needs

September- May

2-3 days per week.

Plus an additional day in a relevant placement setting.

Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

• You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a health related subject (including a relevant T Level qualification).
• You are 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 course is conditional upon a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) and interview.

You will be 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.

Successful students may choose to progress to the BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care [Top-up], a one year top-up programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full honours degree award.

Fees payable direct 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. 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. 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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