About The Course
The teaching of the Health T-Level will incorporate our brand new state-of-the-art Health Science Centre which supports our continued reputation for the excellent delivery of Health Studies.
The Health T-Level route provides students with valuable industry experience as well as the opportunity to work directly within a functioning healthcare facility at the College. Facilities include a functioning dementia cafe, therapy room, life skills kitchens and fully equipped science labs. The course is industry focused with 315 hours, or approximately 45 days of industry placement.
What is a T-Level?
T-Levels are the high-quality technical equivalent to A-Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and a significant industry placement and will be awarded UCAS tariff points in line with three A-Levels. The T-Level builds on our success rates with the awarding body NCFE, Cache.
Technical qualifications will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training or study in the Health and Science sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.
The course is challenging, with learners expected to be self-reliant, taking responsibility for their own learning by producing well-researched and referenced submissions to meet course deadlines. Students are supported by an experienced team of lecturers, some of whom also work part-time in the Health and Social Care industry.
This course also requires a DBS which is organised through the College at a cost of £48, payable at enrolment and will incorporate a stand-alone, full first aid qualification
Core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through assignments, examinations, controlled assessments and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.
Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, maths and science.
T-Levels supports students’ access to Higher Education and progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector, including:
- Nursing, Midwifery
- Social Work
- Primary Teaching
- Paramedic Science
- Senior healthcare support worker
- Higher education
This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:
- Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
- Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
- Care Support Workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
- Community-based Support Workers
The Health T-Level delivers eleven core units:
- Working within the health and science sector
- The healthcare sector
- Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
- Managing information and data within the Health and Science sector
- Managing personal information
- Good Scientific and Clinical Practice
- Providing person Centred care
- Health and wellbeing
- Infection prevention and control
- Core Science concepts
- Further science concepts
Specialist options allow students to focus on specific areas of Health studies as follows:
We will be delivering the following specialisms for the Healthcare T-Level:
- Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
- Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
A DBS is required for this course and a fee of £48 is payable at enrolment together with a charge of £28 for a first aid plus qualification.
A T-Level is the technical equivalent of three A-Levels and is perfect for students looking to progress to University.
The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through:
- 2 written examinations
- ESP (Employer-set project)
Occupational specialism component
- a case study assessment
- 2 practical activities assessments: one for the core Supporting healthcare and one for the occupational specialism
- a professional discussion
In addition to a high-quality industry placement – of at least 315 hours, or approximately 45 days, students will also gain insight from industry-experienced lecturers and assist in running College health facilities such as the College’s dementia cafe and workshops working with people living with dementia and their carers.