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This course is designed as a transition programme for students aged 16-18 who are wanting to progress onto the Health T-Level, and for anyone who is looking to start a career in a range of health and healthcare occupations.

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 1 year.

This course will lead to progression onto the Health T-Level

On successful progression and achievement of the T-Level it can 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) including English and, ideally, maths and science* or equivalent

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

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

This course consists of the following elements:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and concepts
  • Prepare for health, healthcare science and science activities Outcome
  • Apply practical skills to perform health and healthcare science activities
  • Interpret health and science data
  • English, maths, science and digital skills
  • Work experience with an employer/s on an industry placement.

You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

  • Observation
  • Assignments
  • Work placement/journal
  • Projects
  • Witness testimony
  • Personal statements

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