This T Level focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work in the healthcare sector and prepares students to enter the sector through employment.
Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*
They will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved
Occupational specialism component:
Core – Year One
The core element of a T Level in Health will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as the principles of good scientific practice, standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas. You will also learn about providing person centred care, infection control and apply core science concepts with practical work-based skills such as clinical measurement and patient assessment. You will learn through hands on experience using state of the art equipment in our bespoke Health Suite. There will be employer visits, university visits, guest speakers and the opportunity to apply your learning on your first industry placement.
Occupational Specialism – Year Two
You will continue to participate in industry placements, which will be tailored to the occupational specialism that you have chosen. You will learn how to undertake physiological measurement and assist in the assessment and proviso of comfort and wellbeing of individuals, including moving and handling safely. This learning will also be supported by hands on clinical learning in the dedicated health suite supported by specialist staff from the health and science sectors.
You will have the opportunity to select ONE occupational specialism based on your desired career pathway:
Option A: Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
Possible career pathways include direct employment as an adult healthcare assistant or progression to a higher-level apprenticeship or a degree in adult nursing or paramedic science. Please note that places in some courses at different universities are highly competitive and students will require at least one grade 5 in GCSE Science.
Option B: Supporting the Midwifery Team
Possible career pathways include direct employment as a maternity support worker or progression to a higher-level apprenticeship or a degree in midwifery. Please note that midwifery is highly competitive and students will require at least one grade 5 in GCSE Science.
Option C: Supporting the Mental Health Team
Possible career pathways include direct employment as a mental health team assistant, higher level apprenticeship, or a degree in mental health nursing.
Option D: Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
Possible career pathways include direct employment as or progression to a higher-level apprenticeship or a degree in children’s nursing. Please note that children’s nursing is highly competitive and students may require at least one grade 5 in GCSE Science.
Option E: Supporting Therapy Teams
Possible career pathways include direct employment as a dietetic assistant, occupational therapy support worker, podiatry assistant, physiotherapy support worker/assistant and speech and language assistant. Progression to a higher-level apprenticeship or degree in the areas mentioned are also options.
Please note that degree level physiotherapy and occupational therapy are highly competitive and students will require at least one grade 5 in GCSE Science.
Your teachers will support your practise of the relevant specialist clinical skills for your occupational specialism and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning when supporting your specific healthcare team during your industry placement (minimum of 315 hours/45 days)
The focus is on development of knowledge and practical skills healthcare employers are seeking and prepares students to enter the sector through employment. For example, you could gain direct employment as an ambulance support worker, healthcare support worker, senior health support worker or as an Apprentice. UCAS points will be attached with a value equivalent to three A Levels so that the completion of this qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training.