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 BTEC level 3 programmes. The T Level in Health and Science 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.

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.

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

This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job mentoring. Mentoring will take place during an industry placement of a minimum of 45 days covering up to two health and social care placements.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis. You will also be observed and assessed in both industry placements to ensure you have a higher level of skill than other learners on BTEC or A Level programmes.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could find employment in a healthcare role such as a healthcare support worker, or apply to university to undertake a nursing degree programme. 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 check.

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 tailored 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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