Course overview

Health T Level City of Bristol College

This Level 3 technical qualification provides learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the health and science sector.

The core knowledge and understanding are assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project.

In addition to this, maths, English, and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.

You will be required to undertake a placement in a relevant industry setting for around 350 hours dependent on the occupation specialism pathway. You will undertake a skills assessment and an employer-set project.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone aged 16-18 who is interested in pursuing a career as a health care practitioner and can support progression into medical, health, care and therapy practice roles.

You will learn through a variety of methods, and the T Level provides opportunities for practical technical learning through classroom-based and placement-based learning methods, along with the use of exciting digital innovative technology to immerse and explore the subject knowledge and skills in more detail

What you'll learn

You will be required to undertake a placement in a relevant industry setting for around 350 hours dependent on the occupation specialism pathway.

You will undertake a skills assessment and an employer-set project. This T Level is delivered through classroom-based and practical learning, at college and on industry placement.

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of a core component and an occupational specialism component.

You will also cover: 

Working within health and science
Human health Safety
Environmental Regulations
Managing information and data 
Good scientific and clinical practice
Core science concepts

Course entry requirements

What will I need?

In order to study the T Level you will need:

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above to include English Literature, English Language and Maths
To complete a group interview and small diagnostic task to assess your current working level

For more information, please contact: Rebecca Collins (Head of Department) via email at: rebecca.collins@cityofbristol.ac.uk

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This T Level is delivered through classroom-based and practical learning, at college and on industry placement.

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of a core component and an occupational specialism component.

Working within health and science
Human health Safety
Environmental regulations
Managing information and data 
Good scientific and clinical practice
Core science concepts

The course is assessed in the following layout:

Core component::• Paper A written examination
• Paper B written examination
• Employer set project

Future career and study opportunities

Specialism Pathways:

Supporting Healthcare
Supporting the Therapy teams
Supporting Healthcare
Supporting the Adult Nursing team

Core skills:

Demonstrate person-centred care skills
Communication
Team working
Reflective evaluation
Researching
Presenting

Future pathways:

Progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to the T Level
Progress onto a degree apprenticeship or university pathway of choice

The most common routes for progression are:

Healthcare Assistant
Care Assistant
Emergency Care Assistant
Ambulance care Assitsant
Pallitive Care Assistant
Dental Nurse

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course.

For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary

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