16-18 Year Olds


T Levels are new, two-year, technical study programmes, designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs.

T Levels will provide a mixture of:

• Technical knowledge and skills specific to a chosen industry or occupation
• An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation
• Relevant Maths, English and digital skills

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved the following:

• A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9-4, ideally to include English Language


The T Level is split into two components:

1.Core Component: (mandatory): This provides knowledge and understanding; underpinning key concepts, theories and principles relevant to the T Level and the subject sector.

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:
• working within the health and science sector
• health, safety and environmental regulations
• managing information and data
• principles of good scientific and clinical practice
• core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

• understanding the healthcare sector
• providing person-centred care
• supporting health and wellbeing
• further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
• infection prevention and control

2.Occupational Specialism: This provides the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve competence in your chosen pathway. You will complete one Occupational Specialism, this will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

• supporting the adult nursing team
• supporting the midwifery team
• supporting the mental health team
• supporting the care of children and young people
• supporting the therapy teams
• dental nursing


Core Component:

• Paper A written examination
• Paper B written examination
• Employer-set project

In order to achieve a grade for Core Components, you must have results for both sub-components (the core written examinations and the employer- set project).
The combined results for these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall grade A*- E and U.

Occupational Specialism Component:

• Synoptic assignments
• You will also be required to successfully achieve a Distinction/Merit/Pass grade in one of the Occupational Specialism Components

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel


On successful completion of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study a Higher Education qualification such as a HND in Health and Social Care for example
• Pursue employment in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Residential Care Management, Housing or Probation Work
• Pursue career opportunities in registered care homes, hospitals and primary care trusts and in the fields of housing, community work and the voluntary sector

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 05/09/2022

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Days of week: TBA

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