This is a vocational course aimed at students wishing to progress into a
career as a health professional. Students will study a wide range of units which
will develop their knowledge and skills related to working in a role supporting
healthcare. It will allow students to progress onto a higher education course or
apprenticeship within the health and social care sector.
All students 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
They 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
infection prevention and control
In addition to the core content, students will specialise in supporting the
adult nursing team.
Industry placements are intended to provide students with the opportunity to
develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in
their chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by completing a
qualification alone. As part of achieving the overall T Level programme,
students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement. In
order to demonstrate threshold competence in their chosen occupational
specialism, the student will be observed during their industry
* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.
In order to achieve a
grade for the core component, the student must attempt both of the external
examinations and the ESP. The combined marks from these assessments will be
aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E and
a case study
2 practical activities assessments: one
for the core: Supporting Healthcare, and one for the occupational
student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade
in one of the occupational specialism components. If the student fails to reach
the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U
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