Social science A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

T Level Health

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The Healthcare industry is currently a growing industry with a wide range of opportunities for young people. From apprenticeships to university degrees, the T level offers a pathway into a Health-related career. The aim of the T level is to support you in gaining industry experience in the healthcare sector to prepare you for employment.



This course requires at least 5 GCSE passes (4’s), including at least two grade 5’s. You must also have passed GCSE English Language (4), GCSE Maths at (4), and at least one grade 4 in Science (combined or triple).

Why study T Level Health at Blackpool Sixth?

At Blackpool Sixth we have a range of industry-trained staff members, from adult nursing, sexual health nursing, early years, and psychology. We pride ourselves on giving you the best experiences to continue your enthusiasm and love of healthcare.

Throughout the course, you will be given the opportunity to apply your knowledge into day-to-day practice to see the benefits to patients and families. At Blackpool Sixth we are caring, compassionate, and committed to your development and progress.

How will I be taught?

During your time studying on the Health T Level course, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% of your time in the workplace.

In Year 1, you will spend the majority of your time in the classroom where you will engage in the theory side of practice to prepare you for your 45 day placement. You will take part in employer talks, online workshops, and project-based tasks to further your understanding.

In year 2, you will take part in 415 hours of work experience within 1 to 2 health settings. Here you will learn hands-on skills such as taking blood pressure, checking heart rate and respiratory rate as well as watching clinical procedures such as wound care and surgery.

What skills will I develop?

  • Thinking on your feet
  • Problem solving
  • Managing a range of challenging situations
  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Team work
  • Research skills
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Critical thinking and application
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How will I be assessed?

Year 1 Assessments:

  • Two written exams testing the core content of the course.
  • One of these exams will cover knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology
  • An employer set project completed in college at the end of year 1

Year 2 Assessment:

  • Completion of 415 hours (45 days) of work experience within the Health sector
  • Completion of an occupational specialism project (Supporting Adult Nursing Teams).

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What will you study and other information about T Level Health

Where does it lead?

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic Practice
  • Teaching
  • Health Care Assistant
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