Health & Care


Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for a rewarding and satisfying career? If you want to make a difference to people’s lives, and have a strong work ethic then a career in health and care could be perfect for you!

Whilst studying at Middlesbrough College, you’ll have access to a realistic health ward learning important skills needed to work in the health and social care sector. You’ll also be expected to complete valuable work placements in order to improve your employability.


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.

Career Progression Routes

These careers include:

Social Work  |  Occupational Therapy  |  Nursing  |  Youth Work  |  Speech and Language Therapy



James Cook

North Tees

Thirteen Group

Teesside Hospice

Priory Woods



  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
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.
Ellie Young
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.
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.
Max Roberts
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. 
Sophie Presley

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

Lucy Coles

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

Diana Foca Childcare Middlesbrough College
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!
Ewan Churchill Healthcare Middlesbrough College
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!
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.

93% of our Health and Care students were happy with the support they received