T-levels are a two-year qualification, equivalent to three A-levels, and are designed by employers and businesses to ensure students are learning industry specific content and up to date industry standards to prepare you to work in the health care sector or progress onto higher education.
For 80% of the T-level you will be learning in a classroom or simulated setting, and 20% will be learning through your industry placement. The industry placement will be in a health care setting, and you will have to complete a minimum of 45 days. Embedded within the T-level will be students learning English, Math and Digital skills, weekly tutorials, and 2 hours of Education Enhancement Program where students will learn contextualised English/Math and Digital skills.
In the first year of Supporting Adult Nursing Team route, you will learn a range of topics that will boost your knowledge in scientific practices, person centred care, infection control, following legislations and current guidelines. In addition, you will also learn core science content relating to health care. During industry placement you will learn how to apply content that you have learnt to practice, as well as shadowing and learning basic clinical skills. Finally, Math, English and digital skills will be integreated within the qualification and will be applied in occupationally relevant context.
In your final year of studies, you will start to learn and understand what adult nursing means, how you can support the team and understand how professionals meet the needs of adults. You will learn through classroom-based learning and industry placement how to assist with clinical tasks, for example; moving and handling, taking physiological measurements, applying simple wound dressings and collecting specimens. You will also learn to assist with skin integrity assessments and treat and manage skin conditions. In Year 2 you now apply what you have learned over the course of 2 years in your industry placement, assisting the nurses on the teams to ensure they meet individual needs.
You will be required to have five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English language, Math, and Science at Grade 4.
There are several assessment methods during the 2 year course.
2 external examinations: Paper A (Health), Paper B (Science), employer set project which consists of a range of mini assessment methods such as presentation, report writing and role play.
Synoptic assignments and practical assessments relating to supporting the adult nursing team, as well as building a portfolio of assessed compentencies.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress onto some of the following roles: