T Level in Health - Level 3

T Level Health - Level 3

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Start date: 02/09/2024

The T Level in Health is a Level-3, 2-year programme which is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health or healthcare. The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This qualification provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the health sector.

The programme of study is up to five days a week in college and 9 weeks of block placement over the course.

Course Overview

Students will receive marks for each aspect to create one grade for core component. There is also the opportunity for students to retake the core assessments (must retake both written exams) in order to improve their marks.

The core component is 100% externally assessed. Assessment for the occupational specialism is through a case study assessment, two practical activities assessments, and a professional discussion.

Students study core content and develop an understanding of health and science to include:

  • 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

Students 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

In addition to the core content, students will complete the occupational specialism - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team. English, mathematics and digital skills have also been embedded throughout the content.

Assessment for the core component is through:

  • 2 written exams

  • An employer set project (ESP) devised and set by the awarding body

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, university visits, and support with university applications, masterclasses from local employers and university experts to name a few.

Industry Links

This course involves a substantial industry placement with an external employer. There is a requirement on the T Level qualification to complete 315 hours in a placement setting.

The content for this qualification was devised by T Level panels consisting of employers and stakeholders in the industry, and has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure the content prepares learners for the world of work.

Progression Routes

When students complete a T Level study programme, they will be able to choose between moving into:

  • A skilled occupation

  • Higher or degree level apprenticeships

  • Higher level technical study, including higher education

Students who complete this qualification can progress into roles such as healthcare support worker, senior healthcare support worker, ambulance care assistant, or care worker.

Students can also use this T-Level to do a higher-level apprenticeship or a degree course. Students can apply for Higher Education programmes relating to the healthcare sector. Courses that may be accessible can include undergraduate degrees in Adult, Learning Disabilities, Children or Mental Health Nursing, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Midwifery or Nursing Degree Apprenticeships.

UCAS points are allocated to the overall T Level grade.

Entry Requirements

Students need 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.

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, mathematics and Science

  • A Level 2 Diploma qualification in the subject area with GCSE English, maths and Science at grade 4.

  • Tutor 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

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 advice@lmc.ac.uk

Course code: A36463-A1A