The T-level technical study programme in Health is aimed at preparing young people for work, higher level apprenticeships or higher education. It comprises 4 key components:
• an approved technical qualification, which includes the opportunity to specialise in at least one occupational role
• a substantial industry placement with an external employer
• employability, enrichment and pastoral elements
• in some cases, it may also include mandatory additional requirements (MAR), such as important licence to practice qualifications
The T Level in Health outline content has been produced by industry T Level panels based on the same standards as those used for apprenticeships and further developed by NCFE to equip students with the knowledge and skills they require to work in their chosen field.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths
Based at our Weybridge Campus, you will have access to industry standard, equipment and classrooms and will be taught by our industry qualified and experienced teaching team.
To achieve the level 3 T-level in Health qualification, the student must successfully achieve the core component and one occupational specialism component
Year 1- The core component includes the following subject areas
Working within the health and science sector
The healthcare sector
Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare 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 in health specific settings
Year 2- occupational specialism component. Students will choose between one either Dental Nursing or Supporting Healthcare. (The Supporting Healthcare occupational specialism includes
additional core content, plus one from options A to E).
Supporting Healthcare options are;
Option A-Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
Option B-Supporting the Midwifery Team
Option C-Supporting the Mental Health Team
Option D-Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
Option E-Supporting the Therapy Teams
The core, comprising route and pathway core components, provides a variety of knowledge and skills relevant to the health route as a whole, as well as the occupational specialisms within the health pathway. Some of the core topics and ideas are broken down and contextualised in more detail within the occupational specialisms, allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills in their own specific context.
Each occupational specialism component covers the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required to achieve threshold competence in a chosen occupational specialism (threshold competence is not applicable to Dental Nursing, where students will be required to achieve safe beginner status). Threshold competence refers to the level of competence deemed by employers as sufficient to secure employment in relevant roles.
Students are required to take part in a substantial industry placement that runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Health is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.
Industry placements are a mandatory part of the T Level qualification, and you will complete a minimum of 45 days in a placement. This will enable you to gain valuable industry skills that employers are looking for and support with your next steps onto high levels of study or into employment.
Duration: 2 year – Weybridge campus
Mode – full-time