If you are a caring, compassionate person who wants to make a difference to people's lives then let us look after your training!

Whilst studying at Middlesbrough College, you’ll have access to a realistic health ward and you will learn the skills you need to work in the Health and Care sector. You'll also be expected to complete valuable work placements in order to improve your employability and give your CV the competitive edge. On work placements you may find yourself in a hospital, a rehabilitation centre, a care home or even a day centre. 

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information

Career Choices

From the NHS which employs over 1.7 million staff across multiple careers, to residential and nursing homes or humanitarian aid for non-profit organisations, there are a range of diverse and rewarding careers in health and care.

MC Progression Pathways

These careers include:

Social Work  |  Occupational Therapy  |  Nursing  |  Youth Work  |  Speech and Language Therapy | Paramedic | Support Worker 

Careers in Health & Care


James Cook

North Tees

Thirteen Group

Teesside Hospice

Priory Woods


Why study with us?

  1. Courses are delivered by experienced health and social care professionals from a variety of backgrounds giving you real life experiences and expertise
  2. Students will work in a realistic health ward as part of their studies within the College. This fantastic facility allows students to learn best practice in a work-based environment, including hygiene
  3. Middlesbrough College has great employer links, allowing students to secure placements in a range of health and care settings
  4. During placement, students may find themselves in a hospital, a rehabilitation centre, a care home or even a day centre
  5. Following completion of their course, students will be prepped with the knowledge and experience to apply for university degree courses including social care, mental health nursing and diagnostics radiotherapy
Flair Steyert wearing their gown at Graduation
The course has been brilliant. I've learnt so much and the tutors were so supportive throughout.

I've come so far from sitting in the classroom on my first day of the course!
Success stories
Becky Remmer sitting at a table making notes on a computer
I feel blessed to be a part of such a fantastic College and would encourage anyone to enrol. I’m now coming towards the last 3 months of my course and I have developed a newfound confidence, which has been refreshing.
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Max Roberts sitting in the Health and Care ward
The facilities at College are fantastic and my work placements have helped me decide on my future career. I am ready to take the next step in my education and I am looking forward to progressing to Manchester University to study Adult Nursing. 
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A student reading a book in a classroom
The tutors were so motivating and were always keen to offer support, with additional lessons being held if the class felt necessary. If it wasn't for the guidance available throughout the course, I wouldn't be where I am today!
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Middlesbrough College Student Testimonials
I would encourage anyone who wants to change career or study for a degree to consider the distance learning Access to Health course as it is so flexible.
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Ellie Young in a healthcare room
If you are thinking about returning to education, do it. The Access course is 1 year and I managed to do it with a husband and 3 kids! Not only did it make a difference to me but it made a difference to my family.
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Middlesbrough College Student Testimonials
The course definitely prepared me for university - I felt like I had a head start to my classmates who hadn't completed an access course.
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Sophie Presley sitting in the health ward

It was great to get out on a work placement and lovely to meet the residents.

I now feel prepared for University and have made loads of friends since studying here

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Lucy Coles sitting in the health ward

My favourite part of the course has been the placement; I have enjoyed building relationships with the long term residents

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Diana Foca sitting on a bed in the Health and Care ward
My ambition is to become a nurse, and the Level 3 Health and Social Care course at the College is helping me to achieve this goal!
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Ewan Churchill sitting on a chair in the healthcare ward
I was looking for a course that would help to prep me for university, and the Level 3 Health and Social Care course at the College is exactly that!
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Katie May Nasr sitting in health care ward
The fact that I am able to combine a BTEC Diploma alongside A Levels is great. It gives me a perfect blend of practical experience combined with theoretical study. I love the science modules on my Diploma, and I’m learning about the science behind language on my A Level.
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