T Level Science Lv 3

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Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4

  • English Grade 9-4
  • Maths Grade 9-4
  • Science Grade 9-4

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Science, with proven application in a “real world” setting. The T Level has an emphasis on real industry experience and is equivalent to three A Levels.

What will the interview involve?

Prior to interview you will be set a task where you will have the opportunity to describe to the person carrying out the interview why you feel a career in science could be your first step to employment, and how this will fit with your chosen T Level.

What will I learn?

You will learn a wide range of subject context and develop your knowledge and understanding in the following core areas across six terms (2 years):

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • The science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
  • Application of safety, health and environmental practices in the workplace
  • Managing information and data within the health and science sector
  • Data handling and processing
  • Ethics
  • Good scientific and clinical practice
  • Scientific methodology
  • Experimental equipment and techniques  
  • Core science concepts
  • Further science concepts
  • Perform a range of appropriate scientific techniques to collect experimental data in a laboratory setting, complying with regulations and requirements
  • Plan, review, implement and suggest improvements to scientific tasks relevant to a laboratory setting
  • Identify and resolve issues with scientific equipment or data errors
  • Project management Working with others
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication
  • Reflective evaluation

Embedded within this core knowledge, you will gain an understanding on the ways to support children’s learning and development.

How will I learn?

  • Classroom lectures for your theory sessions
  • Workshop delivery for development of practical skills in the laboratories
  • Independent study
  • Industry placement
  • Guest Speakers from industry and university lecturers

Industry placement

Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required to work in your chosen occupation. The placement is for a minimum of 315 hours/45 days. The Isle of Wight College encourages all students to find their own appropriate industry placement as part of the course. The college will also support students to secure a relevant industry placement. Your placement may be day release or in a block placement or a combination of both, and you will be required to be flexible.

What qualifications will I get?

You will obtain a T Level Technical Qualification in Science, where you would have specialised in laboratory science.

T Level – UCAS equivalent points:

UCAS Tariff points    T Level overall grade      A Level
168Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)AAA*
96Pass (C or above on the core)CCC
72Pass (D or E on the core)DDD


Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

  • employment – laboratory technician
  • higher education – Science, physiotherapy, pharmacology, nursing, geology and many more
  • apprenticeship – Higher level apprenticeships in Science and Health

Additional information

This is a full-time course which consists of a mix of 5 days study and placement a week. You will be required to work in your own time and complete tasks under your own initiative.

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