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Health Support T Level

T Levels are two-year courses in England that can be studied by 16-18 year olds after finishing their GCSEs.

Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health including how the industry works, core concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good clinical practice.

You can specialise in at least one of these areas:

  • adult nursing care
  • care of children and young people
  • mental health 
  • midwifery

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 (or A*-C) including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

We will also consider those who have a previous level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care or similar as long as English, maths and science GCSEs grade 4-9 (or A*-C) has also been achieved.

Other requirements…


A satisfactory reference and a clear DBS check is essential. It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in a Health & Social Care Setting must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) at the enhanced level. Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything being flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn.


Previous work experience with children, adults, in the community or a health and social care setting will support your application.

Course content

The Core Units – Health & Science Route
  • Working within the Health and Science sector    
  • Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and Science sector
  • Managing information and data within the Health and Science sector   
  • Good Scientific and Clinical Practice    
  • Core Science concepts

The Core Units – Health Pathway

  • The Healthcare sector
  • Providing
  • Person Centred Care
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Further Science Concepts
  • Health and Safety Regulations Applicable in the Healthcare Sector
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Health Specific Settings
  • Managing Personal Information

Placement will take place two days a week over the two years, with a two week block placement each year.

Placements will be offered in hospital, Care Homes, Nursing Homes and community clinics.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through an externally set test and an employer-set project.  Along with this there were be a synoptic assessment of performance outcomes, to determine whether a student meets the minimum competence requirements from your chosen specific field based on your performance in placement.


Supporting Healthcare T Level  - NCFE/CACHE – L3 – T Level

Further study and career options

Course progression: T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree.  Higher Education programmes include Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Midwifery and a range of other health professions like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy.  The list is endless!

Career progression: T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee. Employment available in all the above professions as well as HealthCare Assistants, Care Assistants, Mental health Support Worker, …

Additional information

Learners should expect to be in college between 9am and 5pm on college days. Placement times can vary according to the setting. Holidays cannot be sanctioned during the college term. 100% attendance at college and placement is expected.

Course Information & How to Apply

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LengthStart DateLocationCourse Code
2 years 13/09/2021 Cauldwell Street BBK119

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