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Health T Level

Course code: CFAT200P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 26th Jun 2026

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

T-Levels are a qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels.
These new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers, helping prepare students to meet the needs of industry and work.

It's hard to imagine a more dynamic, fast-changing sector than nursing and healthcare in the UK. The T Level in Healthcare is an exciting cross-curriculum course offering students practical experience and the theoretical underpinning knowledge to pursue careers in health and social care. The course is taught by a range of staff from a variety of vocational backgrounds and is designed to enable you to progress to employment or apprenticeships in hospitals or healthcare settings or to move on to studying in higher education. Oxford Brookes University is guaranteeing an interview for our T Level graduating students providing they meet the conditions outlined in their prospectus.

Course units
In Year 1 you will cover all of the underpinning knowledge required to work in the Healthcare sector. You will learn about providing person-centred care and care values, Health and Wellbeing including recognising the signs and symptoms of health deterioration and infection control and prevention.

The topics studied are:

-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 (Including Anatomy and Physiology and Diseases and Disorders)

-The Healthcare sector

-Providing person-centred care

-Health and wellbeing

-Health and Safety regulations applicable in the Healthcare sector

-Infection prevention and control in health specific settings.

Year 2

In Year 2 you will specialise in adult nursing. You will learn about clinical tasks carried out on adults including taking physiological measurements, applying wound dressings, collecting specimens and monitoring hydration levels. You will learn about the different types of monitoring and emergency equipment used in healthcare settings and how to use and maintain this equipment. You will learn how to support adults in activities of daily life such as nutrition, hydration and hygiene and you will learn about the different roles of carers including supporting adults with dementia and end of life care.

Throughout the course you will undertake over 345 hours of industry placement in various settings. This will include regular one day a week placements and also block placements. In addition you will have the opportunity to gain qualifications in first aid, food hygiene and manual handling.

What next?
On completion of this course, you will be able to go directly into employment as a Nursing Associate or Healthcare Assistant. You could also undertake a nursing degree apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could go on to study in Higher Education in degrees such as Adult or Paediatric Nursing, Midwifery or Mental Health Nursing.
Entry criteria
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English and Maths, and at least Grade 4 in Science OR a pass at Level 2 and Maths & English grade 4 or above.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £70 for kit/clothing, £80 for additional courses (Costs are given for guidance only).

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £115.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £115.00

Qualifications received
T level in Health
Learning & method assessment
The course is assessed internally by tutors using a variety of methods including termly group projects based on a Health Care theme. End of year external assessments set by the awarding organisation are incorporated including an employer based project. At the end of year 1 you will be required to sit two core exams.
User skills
You will learn a variety of skills within college and out on work experience which are essential for working within the industry. Key transferable skills you will learn are communication skills, team working, independent study skills, personable skills, organisational skills and time mananagement.