• Age group19+
  • Duration34 weeks
  • Awarding bodyOne Awards


The primary purpose of this qualification is to support learners to progress to the next level of vocational learning including an Access to Higher Education programme. It could also support learner’s entry to employment.

The qualification is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding across all areas or one chosen specialist area of the health and care sector.

The combination of vocational and generic units and the option to experience several areas within the sector will support learners to develop a strong foundation that will enable progress to higher level learning and/or employment.

 Who is it for?
• Learners who are aspiring to work effectively in a health and care setting.
• Learners who are aiming to progress to a Level 3 qualification, including Access to Higher Education

 What does this qualification cover? ( examples)
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Career planning
• Health care practice
• Referencing
• Working with dignity
• Communication in the workplace

Course Information

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

September. 2 days per week.

Entry requirements

This is aimed at 19+ learners and no specific prior achievements are required. However, you will be required to hold or be working towards a level 1 qualification in English and maths and will be required to take an initial assessment test to assess your current abilities.

Learners will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence to achieve this qualification.
Types of evidence included in the portfolio could include:
• Observation of performance
• Assessments
• Videos/photographs
• Reflective journals
• Questions/answers
• Worksheets
• Recorded discussions with tutors


Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma – Social Work and Social Studies
• Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Care Professions
• Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development


Health Care Assistant
• School Lunchtime Supervisor
• Residential Support Worker
• Social Work Assistant
• Hospital Porter

If you have any further queries, please contact Course Information for help. Phone 01642 333600 or 01642 333700 or E Mail courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

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Health & Care

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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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