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Health and Social Care (Health Pathway) Diploma and Extended Diploma at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge, skills and understanding needed for employment in the Health and Social Care sector or progression into Higher Education to study Health related course such as Nursing and ODP. It has also supported learners to progress on to a variety of other courses, including Policing, Childhood and Youth Studies and Adult Social Care. The learner will develop the necessary academic skills required to prepare them for studying at the next level to meet academic standards so that they are fully prepared for university. They will also develop the knowledge and practical skills to work within a health and social care setting as they will attend a work placement throughout their time on the course. Placements include rehabilitation centres, James Cook Hospital, care homes and day centres. Learners will be taught by a specialised team who have worked in the sector and use their specialist knowledge to support and guide all of them. We also have a specially equipped ward which is used for teaching and assessments in a practical way.

Course content

Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Development Through the Life Stages Anatomy and Physiology Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care Caring for Children and Young People Public Health Physiology of Fluid Balance Physiological Disorders Mobility and Exercise

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include Maths, English and Science A successful interview and satisfactory references You will undertake and require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Application "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


Written Assessments Presentations Practical Work Reflections from a practical work placement

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. There are many progression routes for this programme with learners applying for and gaining places in Adult Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, ODP, Social Care, Adult Social Care, Childhood and Youth Studies, Policing plus many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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