(NCFE) Technical T Level In Health and Social Care

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What are T Levels?

T levels are a new, two year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. They will provide a mixture of; technical knowledge and skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation. An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation Relevant Maths and English and digital skills will be required.

Course Information

These 2 year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.Students will complete a minimum of 45 working days as part of this course which is a compulsory part of the course.


Who is this course for?

School leavers who do not wish to follow the A level pathway and prefer a pathway that will enable them to progress onto skilled employment in a technical occupation, or progress onto university.

Units / Modules

The core content for the 3 T Levels will cover the following areas:

  • The healthcare sector
  • Providing person centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • 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
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • Managing personal information

One of the following occupational specialisms

- Supporting the adult nursing team

  • Assist with clinical tasks
  • Support individuals to meet activities of daily living
  • Assist with skin integrity assessments, care and treatment

- Supporting therapy teams

  • Carry out a range of therapeutic techniques to support allied health professionals
  • Assist with therapy support and help individuals improve their health and/or develop or maintain skills for daily living
  • Prepare and maintain the therapeutic environment, equipment and resources

- Supporting the mental health team

  • Provide care and support to individuals with mental health conditions
  • Assist with mental health therapeutic interventions
  • Promote mental well-being
The breadth of content will ensure learners can apply their skills for different purposes and in different roles. There are specialism units that will need to be completed as part of the curriculum.

Benefits / Skills

T-levels are advanced level 3 courses and equivalent to 3 A Levels. They offer a much longer period of industry placement (usually up to almost 3 months) and aimed at students who are very clear on the career path they wish to pursue. The course is a combination of in-class study and work placement.

Entry Requirements

You must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s or more at a grade 5 and above and must include English. Maths and science.

Career Progression

  • Nursing which includes Adult nursing, mental health nursing, childrens nursing, learning disability nursing or midwifery.
  • Allied health professions including physiotherapy, dietician,occupational therapy, podiatry, radiography, speech and language therapy.
  • Paramedic science.

Course Details


2 years

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Substantial placement requirement of a minimum of 45 days with an employer.


Two years in duration and equivalent to 3 A levels with UCAS points.

Extra Curriculum

T Level students can progress onto Higher education at University, skilled employment or onto an apprenticeship pathway.

Health Science & Social Care

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