Healthcare Science 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 essential work experience with reputable employers whilst learning key skills, all aimed to improve your chances of employment, with a T Level in Healthcare Science. This qualification is ideal for any student eager to have a career in the allied health professions, or any other role that requires practical application of scientific principles within the world of healthcare.

Nelson and Colne College is one of the leading providers of T Levels in the area. With our highly experienced tutors, state-of-the-art facilities and industry standard equipment – you can be certain that you will receive an ‘outstanding’ education here, that is like no other!

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.
• Principles of good scientific and clinical practice.
• Core science concepts including: the structure of cells; tissues; biochemistry; genetics; microbiology and immunology; physical and chemical properties of materials; rates of chemical reaction; chemical analysis of substances; electricity and magnetism; waves, particles and radiation; and SI units and data.

You 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 an occupational specialism project. Throughout the programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work placement with an external employer. This placement will take place in a hospital setting
• 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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