Technical Qualification (T-Level)

Health

Duration

2 years

Level

Level 3

Career Sector

Sport & Healthcare Professionals

Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Course Overview

T-Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A-Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career.

The Health T-Level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the sector and gives you:

  • The opportunity to solve real-life problems in the health sector.
  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the health sector.
  • Valuable experience of learning from the experts through working side-by-side with those in the health sector on your industry placement. You will have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world, while you continue your studies. 

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 and clinical practice, as well as fundamental scientific concepts; not to mention your understanding of standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards, health and safety. And as health is one of the fastest growing industry sectors, you’ll have a chance to make a huge difference to other people’s lives and society as a whole.

You’ll then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job. You can choose from the following specialist pathways including;

  • Supporting Adult Nursing
  • Supporting Midwifery
  • Supporting Mental Health
  • Supporting Therapy

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement, giving you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, in a hospital or other healthcare setting, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language or Maths 
  • Grade 4-5 or above in Science 

Or 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care at grade Merit or above. 

 

What will I study?

You 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, genetic, microbiology and immunology

You will also learn topics specific to health:

Understanding the healthcare sector

Providing person-centres care

Supporting health and wellbeing

Further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders

Infection prevention and control

How will I be taught and assessed?

Year 1:

  • Core Assessment: Externally Set Test – Paper 1 and Paper 2 are both graded A*-E.
  • Employer Set Project: Externally assessed project work is graded A*-E.
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Year 2:

  • Synoptic assessment to judge how well the competence requirements have been met. Graded: Distinction, Merit or Pass. 
  • Industry Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.

Why study this qualification at USP College?

  • Be part of our College Company ‘Care Ready’. Complementing your time in college, you will also learn the ropes through work experience and shadowing placements in organisations such as Summercare, Oakdale Residential Home and Basildon and Southend Hospitals.
  • Guest lectures from a range of Health & Social Care professionals, including: Nurses, Midwives,
    Paramedics, Therapists and Social Workers.
  • Trips to complement the course might include: Thorpe Park (linked to health and safety), Colchester Zoo (linked to equality and diversity), the Science Museum (linked to anatomy and physiology) and Anglia Ruskin University (linked to Higher Education progression).

What could I do next?

T Levels offer many opportunities for progression:

Progress to University

  • You can use the UCAS points you achieve as a result of completing your T level to continue your studies at university.
  • The T-Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. A T-Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities.

Enter Employment

  • You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the health industry.

Apprenticeships

  • There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.

There are a variety of careers you can pursue once you have completed the course as the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will develop are highly prized within a broad range of nursing and healthcare professions.

Careers within the nursing and healthcare profession may include: General Nurse, Midwife, Mental health nurse, Paediatric nurse and a Theatre nurse.