School Leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is for school leavers, or students progressing with a suitable level 2 qualification, who will develop the practical skills, knowledge and behaviours to progress into a skilled profession in Health / Adult Nursing.

This technical qualification will support students on to a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 5-9, including Maths & English Language and Science.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There may be additional costs for trips and uniform

The T Level consists of core components and an occupational specialist component.

Core components:
- 2 written examinations
- employer-set project (ESP)

In order to achieve a grade for Core Component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).

Occupational specialism component (Adult Nursing):
- a case study assessment
- 2 practical activities assessments: one for the core: Supporting Healthcare, and one for the occupational specialism
- a professional discussion

Each occupational specialism component covers the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required to achieve threshold competence in a chosen occupational specialism. Threshold competence refers to the level of competence deemed by employers as sufficient to secure employment in roles relevant to an occupational specialism. Achievement of threshold competence signals that a student is well placed to develop full occupational competence, with further support and development, once in work.

English, maths and digital skills are essential skills for progression and have been embedded throughout the programme.

As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) industry placement. In order to demonstrate threshold competence in their chosen occupational specialism, the student will be observed during their industry placement.

Industry placements are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by completing a qualification alone.

Monday-Friday (2 days per week placement with some block weeks)

The technical qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme. The purpose of the level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training in the Health sector.

The objectives of this qualification are to equip students with:
• the core knowledge and core skills relevant to health
• up to date occupational knowledge and skills that have continued currency amongst employers and others
• the necessary English, mathematics and digital skills
• threshold competence that meets employer expectations and is as close to full occupational competence as possible
• opportunities to manage and improve their own performance

Core modules:

- Working within the health and science sector
- The healthcare sector
- Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
- Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare sector
- Managing information and data within the health and science sector
- Managing personal information
- Good scientific and clinical practice
- Providing person-centred care
- Health and wellbeing
- Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
- Safeguarding


What’s next?

Complete an application form or come along to one of our open events to meet the team and find out more information about the course.

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