T Levels are a brand-new qualification that mark a significant change in technical education. T-levels follow GCSEs. They are equivalent to three A-Levels, and will become one of the main choices for student in Year 12 and Year 13, alongside A-levels and apprenticeships. They are a two-year qualification that bring together classroom-based learning and work placement, on a course designed in collaboration with employers. T-Levels also carry UCAS points for progression into Higher Education.
Upon completion of the course, students will achieve the T Level Health, a technical qualification in Health and Science equivalent to three A-Levels.
T Level Health is designed to give you the knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories and principles relevant to the Health sector. The qualification will enable you to develop Health sector professional competencies, and apply the knowledge and skills you learn in a variety of contexts and for a variety of different purposes within the Health sector.
Coursework and Exams
Five Grade 5s at GCSE, including a minimum of Grade 5 in GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths and GCSE Science.
In your classroom-based learning, you will study the theory of:
You will also complete an Employer-Set Project in an occupational area of your choice. You will be required to demonstrate the following Core Skills:
In the second year of the course, you will choose an occupational specialism to undertake in one of the following:
The classroom-based learning units are externally assessed by the awarding body, NCFE. There are two written examinations that assess your knowledge and understanding of Health theory.
· Paper A is a two-hour 45-minute exam made up of short-answer and extended writing, and is 36% of the qualification.
· Paper B is a two-hour 30-minute exam made up of multiple choice, short-answer and extended writing, and is 34% of the qualification.
The five Core Skills are externally assessed via the Employer-Set Project. The employer-set project accounts for 30% of the qualification.
Skills are professionally assessed through:
· A Case Study Assessment
· Two practical activities assessments
· A professional discussion
The skills-based assessments are spaced throughout the two-year qualification period. Assessment windows allow for students to retake any assessments if necessary.
On completion of the Health T-level, you may:
·Progress onto study in Higher Education, focusing on a career in Adult Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health, Supporting the Care of Children and Young People, Healthcare Support, Occupational Therapy, Paramedics, or another Health Sector related occupation.
· Progress onto a Higher-Level Apprenticeship. The NHS has a wide range of Advanced Level Apprenticeship that students can progress onto, on completion of the course:
· Enter straight into the world of work in the Health Sector as an Ambulance Support Worker, Healthcare Support Worker, or Senior Healthcare Support in Health setting