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Health Pathway Pre T

This qualification is the best pathway for you to progress onto a T-Level in in Healthcare. You will gain knowledge in Human Growth and Development, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity alongside smaller awards in First Aid and Well-being. You will have intensive delivery of English or Maths to enable you to improve your GCSE grade to meet the criteria for the chosen T Level. Your course will include 100 hours of work placement where you will complete set criteria.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 year 
  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English or Maths 
  • One of GCSEs in English and maths must be at Grade 4 or above and the other at Grade 3 

    Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Students will need to have a keen interest in starting a T-level in their chosen industry the following year.

    Pre-T prepares students for direct progression to the T level in Education & Childcare – Early Years or Assisting Teaching Pathways. Students must achieve a Grade 4 or above in English and maths to progress onto a T-Level. 

    Course content

    Units included are:

    • Equality & Diversity
    • Safeguarding
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Level 1 Award in Well-being
    • First Aid in the Workplace
    • Pastoral programme

    Students will have to undertake 100 hours of work placement/work readiness over the year. Students will complete English or Maths GCSE delivery alongside Contextualised English or maths studies.

    Assessment methods

    • Multiple choice/short answer assessments – internally marked
    • GCSE exams in English or maths


    • Level 2 certificate in Health and Social Care
    • Level 1 Award in Well-being
    • First Aid in the workplace

    Further study and career options

    Course/Career progression:

    Pre-T prepares students for direct progression to the T level in Supporting Healthcare – Nursing or Midwifery pathways. On successful completion of the T Level students can progress to University or seek employment within the Healthcare sector.

    Additional information

    Trips, visits, enhancement activities and employer/guest speakers – to be arranged. Barclays skills for life as part of the pastoral component.

    Course Information & How to Apply

    To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

    LengthStart DateLocationCourse Code
    1 year 13/09/2021 Cauldwell Street BBX113

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