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September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

The T Level Foundation focuses on core scientific and healthcare knowledge combined with specialized practical experience. The course covers the National Technical Outcomes in Health and Science whilst studying a level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Healthcare, a sound base to progress to the T-Level in Health.

This qualification is designed in consultation with healthcare professionals to ensure relevance and rigour. It merges classroom learning with practical application, making it a dynamic choice for young people eager to make an immediate impact in healthcare.

Choose the T Level Foundation in Health & Science to begin your path to becoming a healthcare professional. It's more than education; it's the start of your journey to making a difference in people's lives.

You will need 3 GCSE's at grade 4-9 including English, Maths and ideally a science based GCSE. You will also need an enhanced DBS check to enable you to attend placement (we fund this for you).

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Discover a dynamic blend of classroom instruction and practical training tailored to prepare you for a thriving career in healthcare. This programme features academic coursework complemented by real-world placements to hone your professional skills. Assessments ensure you can apply your knowledge effectively in real healthcare settings.

GCSE Maths and English are pivotal for your success in this programme, serving as the cornerstone of your educational foundation. These subjects enhance your analytical skills, critical thinking, and ability to communicate effectively—qualities essential for any healthcare professional. Mastery in Maths and English not only supports your understanding of technical health concepts but also empowers you to excel in real-world settings, from calculating medication dosages to documenting patient care and communicating with multidisciplinary teams. Start your journey in healthcare on the right foot, with the skills that will enable you to make a significant impact in the lives of others.

You will engage in the healthcare environment, gaining invaluable hands-on experience across various settings and from industry experts. These placements are tailored to deepen your understanding and skills in real-world scenarios, enabling you to connect with professionals and patients alike and give you an insight into the industry.

Our course is designed with strong industry links that bridge the gap between education and the professional world, ensuring that you are industry-ready upon graduation. We partner with leading healthcare organizations and these partnerships provide an enriching curriculum that's directly informed by the latest in healthcare advancements and workforce needs. Engage with experts, participate in pioneering health projects, and gain exclusive insights into your future profession. These industry connections not only enrich your learning experience but also enhance your professional network and career prospects in the vibrant world of healthcare.

Your weekly schedule will be full-time, over 3 – 4 days per week, including industry placements. This will allow you to not only build your academic knowledge but also sharpen your practical skills, and ensure you are well-prepared for next steps.

3-4 days per week plus placement

The T Level Foundation in Health & Science is designed to launch your career in healthcare with a robust blend of classroom learning and extensive real-world experience. Perfect for post-GCSE students passionate about making a meaningful impact in health and science, but not quite ready for the T-Level, the course provides a solid foundation to build on and successfully progress.

You will follow the National Technical Outcomes (NTO’s) whilst studying a level 2 certificate;
1. Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific theories, concepts and principles to health and science contexts
2. Provide person-centred care to support the health and well-being of individuals
3. Analyse information and data to highlight health and science issues

What’s next?

Upon completing this course, you’ll be fully equipped to step into our T-Level in Health (Adult Nursing) programme.

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