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. The T Level in Health will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in healthcare. The course content has a strong focus on concepts that surround healthcare and prepares you for working in the healthcare sector. 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 healthcare and undertake a large science component relating science to healthcare. In the second year, focus is placed on the specialism occupational component (adult nursing) depth is added to knowledge gained in the first year, clinical skills are explored looking at areas such as skin integrity.

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. You will need to complete a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) of placement as part of this course in two healthcare settings to learn the range of knowledge and skills needed in the sector. During your industry placement a skills handbook will need to be completed to evidence the skills gained in practice.

Topics may include:

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

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, and presentations.

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 4 range with grade 4 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 healthcare 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 Level 2 course which is 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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