A T Level is a composite technical study programme, aimed at preparing young people for work, higher level apprenticeships or higher education (HE). It comprises 5 key components:
● an approved technical qualification (TQ), which includes the opportunity to specialise in at least one occupational role
● a substantial industry placement with an external employer
● English, mathematics, science and digital requirements; students will have to achieve a minimum of Grade 5 or Level 2 English and mathematics in order to achieve a T Level employability, enrichment and pastoral (EEP) elements
The T Level Technical Qualification in Health forms part of the new T Level in Health.
The TQ in health has 2 components:
● route core component
● pathway core component
occupational specialism component
● Supporting Therapy Teams
The Allied Health Professions (AHPs) comprise of 14 distinct occupations including: art therapists, dieticians, drama therapists, music therapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, osteopaths, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists, prosthetists and orthotists, diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers, and speech and language therapists
All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:
● working within the health and science sector
● health, safety and environmental regulations
● managing information and data
● principles of good scientific and clinical practice
● core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology
They will also learn about topics specific to health, including:
● understanding the healthcare sector
● providing person-centred care
● supporting health and wellbeing
● further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
● infection prevention and control
Industry placements are intended to provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in your chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by completing a qualification alone.
As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, you are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement. In order to demonstrate threshold competence in your chosen occupational specialism, you will be observed during your industry placement.
You will be interviewed by the subject teachers to be offered a place on the TLevel qualification. You must hold a grade 5 in English, maths & science, or level 2. You must be able fulfil the requirements of the core and chosen occupational specialism and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, digital and health and safety aspects of this qualification.
In total, you must hold 5 GCSES at grade 5 or above to be considered for this course.
● 2 written examinations
● employer-set project (ESP)
In order to achieve a grade for the core component, you must attempt both of the external examinations and the ESP. The combined marks from these assessments will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E and U). If you do not attempt one of the assessments or fail to reach the minimum standard across all assessments, they will receive a U grade.
Occupational specialism component:
● a case study assessment
● 2 practical activities assessments: one for the core: Supporting Healthcare, and one for the occupational specialism (Therapy Teams)
● a professional discussion
You will also be required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in one of the occupational specialism components. If you fail to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:
● Ambulance Care Assistant
● Emergency Care Assistant
● Palliative Care Assistant
● Senior healthcare support worker in a health setting
● Higher Education