• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This Top up degree course aims to recruit students who have a desire to work with young people, adults or families in a range of different professional environments and organisations. It aims to provide opportunities for students to identify and evaluate key concepts in understanding human and social needs, explore core social policy issues and critically evaluate professional, cultural and ethical aspects of leadership and research. At level 6 the modules studied will have a grounding in practical work-based settings despite leaning a little more towards academic themes.

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Course Information

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

  • Ethics – Practice and Legal Issues
  • Crime and Society
  • Leading Social & Community based Organisations
  • Psychosocial perspectives, and practice-based intervention
  • Prep for dissertation
  • Dissertation

September to May. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a foundation degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.

You will be assessed through essays, reports, projects, different types of  presentations, and assignments.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

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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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