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Health and Social Care

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, health and social care 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 health and social care workers.

The occupational specialisms you will study as part of this T Level include supporting adult nursing, assisting mental health, and supporting health care.

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.
You will also have the opportunity to choose a specialism in either supporting adult nursing or mental health.

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, and GCSE maths and English at grade 4 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:

  • university-level study at institutions throughout the UK in related social care and health-based subjects, including nursing, psychology, paramedic science 
  • an Apprenticeship
  • employment in a variety of jobs within the health sector or social care sector.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Social Workers

£49,274.84

Potential salary

£18,577.38

Entry level salary

£34,237.00

Average salary

24

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