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Health (Supporting Healthcare – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team)

Course Code: TLHTH

Level: 3
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: T Level
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: TBC

About the course

If you see your future career as having a positive impact on the lives of others, healthcare is the sector for you. As people live for longer there is a larger need than ever for talented and compassionate individuals to train as highly skilled healthcare workers. 

The occupational specialism you will study as part of this T Level is supporting adult nursing. 

T Levels are a brand-new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels.

This two-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an Apprenticeship or a degree.

What you'll learn

You will develop a general understanding of health and care and will study:

  • working within the healthcare 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.
  • providing person-centred care
  • infection prevention and control.
  • assisting the adult nursing team with clinical tasks
  • supporting individuals to meet activities of daily living
  • assisting with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions.
Entry requirements

In our experience, to be successful on this level of programme you will need an appropriate functional level in English and maths to be able to fulfil the coursework requirements. We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:

  • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (must include English and maths)
  • a BTEC Level 2 certificate or equivalent graded merit or above
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme.

You must have gained a minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and maths before starting this course.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.

What's next?

On successful completion of the T Level you may progress to:

  • the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care at the College
  • university-level study in a related subject, including nursing, at institutions throughout the UK
  • an Apprenticeship
  • employment in a variety of jobs, for example: healthcare assistant, operating theatre assistant; support worker.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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