T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career. They are assessed by a mixture of exams and practical activities, so better for those students who struggle with end of course assessment. You can find more information on T Levels here.
T Level 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; not to mention your understanding of standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards, health and safety. And as health is one of the fastest growing industry sectors, you will have a chance to make a huge difference to other people’s lives and society as a whole.
You will then specialise in the skills you need for your future job, such as patient centred care, carrying out simple clinical procedures and taking clinical measurements, safeguarding, ethics, infection control and responding to incidents and emergencies.
Finally, you will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, in a hospital or other healthcare setting, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.
Where could this course take me?
Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. The course is ideal for those planning a career in a hospital or other healthcare setting, such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic, physiotherapy, etc.