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Health & Social Care

This two-year T-Level focuses on a range of Health subjects including the care of children and young people. This will allow you to progress to highly skilled employment university or an apprenticeship. Roughly 80% of your learning will be theory-based and this will develop your skills in research problem solving solution-development communication and collaboration. This is a varied course where one week you could be learning about the structure of cells and tissues then the next working within the sector itself. Industry Placement: The T-Level will include a minimum of 315 hours of learning on work experience placement. Our Industrial Placement Officers will help you link-up with an employer and complete work experience relevant to your interests. You are required to fully participate in the placement process which will include application and interview with employer partners.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (grade C) including English Language and Maths or equivalent. As this is a 2-year study programme you will need to be aged 16 to 18 to apply for this course. Currently T-level courses are only funded for learners who are under the age of 19 at the point of enrolment. However the government is currently reviewing the T-level pathway for mature learners which we hope will be available in the future. School applicants will be required to provide a good school report which must include attendance. This will be assessed in conjunction with your qualifications and application during the confirmation of your place.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed via the following: - Written examinations - Practical observations in the care of children and young people - Synoptic assignments in Healthcare - Employer set projects

    Aims of the course

    T-Levels are a brand-new vocational qualification designed to give you all of the skills you need for your future. They're a two-year qualification designed in collaboration with employers to bring classroom lessons and work experience together. On this T-Level you'll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a work placement to make sure you develop all of the skills and experience that employers are looking for. This means that whatever your next step is a T-Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career an apprenticeship or a degree.

    Progression Opportunities

    You have a variety of options upon successful completion of the course. For example you could choose to study at university do a higher/degree apprenticeship or enter paid employment. Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following depending on their chosen occupational specialism: - General Nursing - Paediatric Nursing - Ambulance Support Worker - Healthcare Support Worker in a Health Setting - Senior Healthcare Support Worker in a Health Setting - Apprenticeship (progression onto lower level apprenticeships may also be possible in some circumstances if the content is sufficiently different)


    Learning will take place in classrooms and specialist training workshops. You will also have the opportunity to complete a placement and employer set projects in a Young Peoples setting. Overall you will spend 80% of learning in the classroom and 20% in your placement.

    Career Options

    Upon successful completion you could choose to study at university or do an apprenticeship. You could also enter employment as the following: - Nursing Associate - Nursery or Children Worker - Playworker - Nursery Manager - Play Therapist

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 17 months
Start Date 04/09/2023
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 3HC001T0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 0
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire
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