Health (Nursing) T Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This two-year qualification has been designed as an alternative to A Levels in collaboration with employers and businesses. This is a new and exciting replacement for other Level 3 programmes. The T Level in Health will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in health care. The course content has a strong focus on concepts that surround health care and science. Successful completion of the course will put you at a distinct advantage when applying to university as you will have proven skills and knowledge in healthcare.

During the first year, you explore the knowledge and skills relevant to health care. In the second year, focus is placed on the specialism occupational component (adult nursing). Throughout the two years you attend two industry placements where you will gain valuable experience and develop skills relevant to supporting the adult nursing team.

The first year of this highly academic programme contains a large science component so you will need a keen interest and knowledge of science and how it relates to health and care.

Topics could include:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Good scientific and clinical practice
  • Providing person centred care
  • Undertake a range of physiological measurements
  • Assist the adult nursing team with clinical tasks
  • Core and further science concepts.

This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and work placement along with feedback from a supervisor. You will need to complete 315 hours (45 days) of placement as part of this course in two health and care settings to learn the range of knowledge and skills needed in the sector.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations, and analysis. You will be set targets to work towards and achieve in your mandatory work placement to help you develop the skills you need for the year two practical assessments.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could find employment in a range of healthcare roles or apply to study a university level course at University Centre Somerset or other universities. Alternatively, you could progress to study a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship in nursing and other pathways such as Nurse Associate and Assistant Practitioner.

Course Summary

Course Title Health (Nursing) T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range with grade 5 in English Language, maths, and science. Entry is subject to a successful interview as well as an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with no disclosures as you will complete work placements in a health or healthcare science setting as part of your course. If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level or are not yet ready to undertake this programme, you could complete a T level Transition Programme designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to progress to the Level 3 T Level.

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My tutors have helped me think about my future and whether I want to progress to the Level 3 qualification or start an Apprenticeship at Musgrove Park Hospital. Either option leads me to university and becoming a fully qualified paediatric nurse.

Emily Hendrie

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