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T Level inHealth

T Levels follow GCSEs and are equivalent to studying three A levels. T levels are an advanced level, 2-year technical qualification designed with employers to give you a head start towards the future you want.

On the Health T Level, you’ll learn a wide range of knowledge on topics needed to be successful in this vital sector. You will learn about key topics such as providing person centred care, health and wellbeing, infection prevention and control and good scientific and clinical practice.

In the second year, you will specialise in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team.

Course Content

Year 1 is made up of three key parts:

1. Core: Knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts and theories of the health industry:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and Science sector
  • Managing information and data within the Health and Science sector
  • Good Scientific and Clinical Practice
  • Core Science concepts
  • The Healthcare Science sector
  • Providing Person Centred Care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Further Science concepts
  • Health and Safety regulations applicable in the Healthcare sector
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • Managing personal information
  • English, Maths and digital skills needed in the health sector

2. Employer Set Project: A project set by health specialists that requires you to apply your knowledge to a real-life problem in the industry.

3. Industry Placement: Towards the end of the year, you will get the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you have learned in to action as you start your industry placement. You will work with an external health provider to apply your knowledge and develop your technical skills in a real-life health setting.

Year 2 is made up of two key parts:

1. You will specialise in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team; where you will study and practice how to:

  • Assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing
  • Assist registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions
  • Undertake a range of physiological measurements
  • Assist the adult nursing team with clinical tasks
  • Support individuals to meet Activities of Daily Living
  • Assist with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions

2. Continuation of your Industry Placement; with an external health provider which will develop your technical skills and apply your knowledge in a workplace environment.

Across year one and two, you will complete at least 45 days in total working in the health sector, giving you valuable experience in the workplace and employers the chance to see the new talent in their industry.

Features/Benefits

T Levels are designed to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs. The Health T level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the sector and gives you:

  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the health sector.
  • The opportunity to solve real life problems in 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 so that you have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world while you continue your studies.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills relating to supporting the adult nursing team.
  • Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.
  • T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.
  • Direct employer involvement. 750 hours of industry placement with occupational competency achieved.

For September 2022, the college will be opening the new T Level Centre - a contemporay state-of-the-art learning environment. The health teaching facility will feature specialist equipment including:

  • 3 bed teaching ward consisting of electric hospital beds with pressure relief mattresses and dignity curtains.
  • Automatic and manual ceiling hoists.
  • SMART mannequins enabling learners to practice injections, taking blood, dressing and undressing, taking medical observations, using the hoists, applying dressings and providing personal care.
  • Drug trolleys to practice the safe storage and handling of (fake) controlled drugs and assistive equipment that can help patients stay independent.
  • Models of internal organs that will mimic common conditions.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language at grade 5.

GCSE Maths at grade 5.

GCSE Double Science at grade 5.

And 2 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

A previous study of Health is not a requirement; however, you should have an interest in this sector and be prepared to discuss this further at interview.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Assessment Methods

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.

Progression Opportunities

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.
  • Enter Employment: You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the Health industry.
  • Apprenticeship: 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.

Course FAQs

Q: Can you only study one T level?
A: Yes. Each T level is a full-time programme.

Q: Do I have to pay to complete a T level?
A: Like A Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Q: How many employers will I work with as part of my industry placement?
A: It is likely that you will work with at least 2 employers as part of your industry placement so that you have the opportunity to experience different working environments.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2022

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Level:

3

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 22/23KTH0021

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