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Health (Supporting Healthcare – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team)

Course Code: TLHTH
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: T Level
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Four days per week

What's it all about?

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 aimed at school leavers which are designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels.

Designed with employers, including the NHS, on this two year course you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day work placement which will give you the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

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

Course information

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.

In order to be successful on this course you will need one or more of the following:

  • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (you must have achieved a minimum of a grade 5 in English, maths and science)
  • a BTEC level 2 certificate or equivalent graded merit or above
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme.

This course is currently only available for 16 to 18-year-olds.

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

Click here to visit the official NCFE website.

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.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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