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T Levels, Level 3

T Level Technical Qualification in Health

The core element of a T Level in Health will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as the principles of good scientific and clinical practice; as well as fundamental scientific concepts; management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards, health and safety. Health is critical, as one of the fastest growing industry sectors, you’ll have a chance to make a huge difference to other people’s lives and society as a whole, whilst also developing innovative tests and treatments for the future.

You’ll then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job. You can choose from specialist modules including supporting either Adult Nursing, Midwifery, Therapy, the Care of Children and Young People, or Mental Health.

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days, an average of 350 hours over the 2-year course. Giving you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, in a hospital or healthcare setting, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

T Levels Health Course Leaflet

The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Health is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.

This is a rewarding and challenging course that prepares you for a career working in a caring environment. It is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the Health Service or wish to go on to university.

Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health such as the principles of good scientific and clinical practice; as well as fundamental scientific concepts; management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards, health and safety.

You 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

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
  • Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
  • Supporting the Midwifery Team
  • Supporting the Mental Health Team
  • Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
  • Supporting the Therapy Teams

As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, you will be required to complete an industry placement. Industry placements are intended to provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in your chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by completing a qualification alone.

Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. This includes:

Career options might include becoming a Ambulance Support Worker or working in the Midwifery team.

This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the Health Service or wish to go on to university.

T Levels follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels.

5 x GCSE’s at Grade 5 or above, including Maths, English & Science.

  • 2 written examinations
  • Employer Set Project (ESP)
  • Synoptic assignments

Where can it lead?