• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyNCFE CACHE


This is a 2 year health & social care programme. This course will enhance your skills and prepare you for employment in the health and social care sector or for progression to higher education. You will study a further nine different units across the health and social care sector including empowerment in health and social care, protection of children and adults, anatomy and physiology, research skills and personal and professional development.

You will study a further four optional units specific to your future in either health or social care. You will also undertake a mandatory work placement to develop your skills and knowledge within the sector, gaining a minimum of 175 hours work experience. Upon course completion this course will provide 72 – 168 UCAS points.

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 4 and above. You must have achieved a grade 4 in English and maths.

This is a progressional course for students who have successfully completed the Level 3 CACHE Certificate in year 1. You will also undertake a mandatory work placement to develop your skills and knowledge within the sector, gaining a minimum of 100 hours work experience. This is assessed through assignments, an Anatomy and Physiology exam and an external assessment.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study degrees in health, wellbeing and social care, early childhood practice, social and public sector studies and youth, childhood and community studies, nursing, psychology, criminology and social work.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include social work, nursing, therapy, speech and language therapy, midwifery, paramedic, youth work and support work.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. 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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Health and Care students have access to a realistic on-site health and care ward that replicates a hospital environment. This fantastic facility allows students to gain practical experience in hygiene and patient care, with access to a wide range of industry equipment. Courses are delivered by health and care professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.

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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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