T level in Healthcare ScienceT-Level • Level 3
About the course
Brand new for September 2021 the T-Level in Healthcare science will provide you with the core scientific knowledge; the practical skills and the workplace experience that will feed your curiosity and prepare you to take the next step towards a successful, rewarding career as a Healthcare scientist. Your tutors will be industry specialists with previous careers in the health sector. T Levels are for young people who are academically strong and ambitious to get ahead in high-level technical occupations. You will spend time in the classroom, state of the art industry lab facilities and health simulation environments in college as well as completing 315 hours of placement in a suitable placement across the 2 years of study. There are 3 core elements to a T-Level programme: Core ACADEMIC scientific skills in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as developing knowledge and understanding of the health and science sector. You will also gain INDUSTRY SPECIALIST skills and knowledge in Healthcare Sciences. An industry placement completing 45 working days in specialist industry placements is a compulsory element of completion of the course.
At least five GCSEs at Grade 6 or above in a good range of subjects, including Mathematics, English and Science. A clear focus on career in healthcare science. A successful interview with a tutor The ability to study independently Excellent communication skills Hardworking & resilient
You will be assessed by a combination of exam assessment, project work and synoptic assessment. Core Knowledge - Year 1 Overall core component grade (A* to E and U) 2 papers - 70% weighting. Employer set Project (ESP) - 30% weighting. Study includes: Science core element - This is assessed by written examination. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pathway core element - this covers working in the health and science sector. This is assessed by written examination. Subjects you will study include: Working in the Health and Science Sector Good Scientific and Clinical Practice Infection prevention and control Safeguarding Diseases and disorders of the human body Occupational specialism - Year 2 Assisting with Healthcare Science - synoptic assessment to achieve a distinction/merit/pass. Topics you will study to develop occupational competence could include: Assist with physiological measurements Assist with specimen collection & point of care testing Specimen analysis Industrial placement experience - students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of your T Level study programme, you will gain a Level 3 qualification (similar to A Levels and Advanced Vocational qualifications) and will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation; a Higher or Degree-Level Apprenticeship or University study. Following successful completion of your T Level you can apply for degrees in: Clinical science Healthcare science - which has a range of specialisms depending on the university e.g. audiology, cardiology. Biomedical sciences Healthcare Professional routes such as Radiography, Physiotherapy, ODP. Careers in healthcare science for more guidance on this you can access careers information on the following link: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/healthcare-science-assistant-and-associate
Extra curricular activities
Industry visits, University visits, Guest speakers as well as the range of enrichment opportunities in college.