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The Health T-Level is a Level 3 course designed for students aged 16-18 who are looking towards a career in the Health and Healthcare Industries.

Career options might include:

  • Ambulance care assistance
  • Care worker
  • Emergency care assistant
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Palliative care assistant
  • Dental nurse
  • And many more

You will study this course for 2 years.

This course will lead to progression to higher level courses such as an HND, higher-level apprenticeship, university degree or employment.

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 9 to 4 (A*-C) or equivalent including English, maths* and science

You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

Where entry requirements have not been achieved, students may be referred to the T-Level Health Transition Programme.

*Consideration may be given if only English and science has been achieved, depending on other subject grades and with the expectation that maths will be achieved at 9-4 before completing the T-Level.  This will form part of the interview and assessment process.

This course consists of the following modules:

Core Content:

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Managing information and data
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

  • Understanding the healthcare sector
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Supporting health and wellbeing
  • Further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
  • Infection prevention and control

Specialisms (optional routes):

  • Supporting the adult nursing team
  • Supporting the care of children and young people

Industry placements:

All students must complete a minimum of 9 weeks working with an employer(s) on an industry placement.

You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

  • External written exams
  • Observation
  • Assignments
  • Industry placement and journal
  • Employer set projects
  • Witness testimony
  • Personal statements
  • Synoptic assessment

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