Health T Level
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, including combined Science, English Language and Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options, including our T Level Transition Programmes, and will provide support to enable you to achieve your maths, science and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Get a head start on an exciting career by studying a T level in Health! This course will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in various areas and gain work experience with credible employers – all whilst continuing your academic studies at our ‘outstanding’ institution.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge that employers within the Health industry are looking for. As a T Level Health student, you may have the opportunity to join the Health Cadets Programme with the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT). This competitive programme would mean that your extensive work experience element would take place at all ELHT establishments. As a T Level Health Cadet, you will take part in an exciting programme of events, presentations, mentorships and work experience. The Cadets is a challenging yet rewarding programme, providing excellent routes into professional training for clinical careers, such as radiography, speech and language therapy, nursing, mental health, dietetics or occupational therapy, as well as university. During the programme, you will undertake the Skills for Care Certificate which is a recognised qualification for employment in the sector.

For those hoping to progress to university education, a T level in Health will secure you the same amount of UCAS points as three A levels – a Distinction* being equivalent to three A*s!

What will I learn?

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.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed through external assessments. At the end of Year 1, there will be two written exams and one practical project. At the end of Year 2, you will complete a series of practical specialism projects. Throughout the programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work placement with an external employer.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technologies and will have access to up-to-date resources.
• You will have access to high end computer and Mac suites where they will have access to various programmes and software to aid your studies.
• As part of your T Levels, you will take part in relevant work experience with local industry professionals.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We also have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.
• We are a T Level Trailblazer and one of the first nationally to develop and deliver T Levels, meaning we are the leading T Level College in the area.

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