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Foundation Year - Health - Level 2

T Level Foundation Year - Health - Level 2

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Start date: 02/09/2024

The T Level transition programme in Health is a Level 2, 1-year programme which is specifically designed to support students to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto a T Level in Health. This foundation year programme is suitable for students who are not quite ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one.

It is intended for those who do not yet meet the entry requirements, or who may need to develop further first. The course provides a firm foundation to be able to go on and succeed on a T Level in Health, and introduces students to the T Level content.

Course Overview

The components of this study programme include:

  • A qualification in Health and social care to develop core knowledge

  • Further maths, science and English study to be able to meet the GCSE entry requirements for a T Level in Health

  • Digital skills

  • Work experience and preparation

  • Introductory technical skills

  • Pastoral support and personal development

  • A significant amount of science content.

You will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

  • Scientific principles and concepts

  • Interpreting health data

  • Human growth and development

  • Effective communication

  • Health and social care values

Assessment is through a range of methods including assignments, tasks, exams, practical activities, case studies or a portfolio of evidence, as well as project work. The course is classroom based, but also includes 100 hours in the workplace. There will be a requirement for students to complete home study as part of this qualification.

During the study programme there will be a programme of enrichment opportunities. You will benefit from inspiring trips and experiences, meetings with industry experts, visits to leading companies in the sector, masterclasses from local employers to name a few.

Industry Links

This course involves a substantial industry placement with an external employer. There is a requirement of 100 hours in the workplace that allows learners to practically apply knowledge and skills. This will prepare learners for the 315-hour industry experience requirements of the T Level.

Whilst completing this qualification, students will have an opportunity to develop the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers look for in an employee.

These include:
• Workplace behaviour and dress
• Interpersonal skills
• Communication skills
• Understanding work practices

Progression Routes

As this is a T Level transition programme, we expect students to progress onto the T Level programme in Health after completing this foundation year, providing they have met the entry requirements of the T Level programme. Progression routes include:

  • TLevel in Health

  • Employment

  • Apprenticeships in Health or Care

Entry Requirements

You willneed to demonstrate the values and behaviours required for occupational roles in healthcare including; appropriate workplace behaviour and dress, appropriate interpersonal skills, communication with team members and personal manners. Good people skills and confidence are ideal personal qualities needed to work in health and social care.

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3 and above including GCSE maths and Science. English Language must be at a grade 4.

  • A Level 1 Diploma qualification in the subject area with maths and Science at grade 3. English Language must be at a grade 4.

  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and / or satisfactory reference.

You will also need:

  • Enthusiasm for the subject

  • Commitment to study (positive attendance, punctuality and behaviour)

  • To be able to work independently

  • To enjoy working with people

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • A proven interest and enjoyment in healthcare

  • A satisfactory DBS check

  • A keen interest in science.

  • It is also important you have a strong commitment to your studies and to continue your studies at Level 3.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A36464-A1A