T Level Science Lv 3

The Good Thing About Science Is That It's True Whether Or Not You Believe In It.

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2 Years
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Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4, including:

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

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at 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. This course will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of different scientific settings.

You’ll then specialise in Laboratory Science.

What will the interview involve?

Prior to interview, you will be set a task where you will have the opportunity to describe to the interviewer why you feel a career in computing 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

How will I learn?

You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement, to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. Digital methods of teaching and learning will be embedded to enable you to access materials at all times.

  • Classroom lectures for your theory sessions
  • Workshop delivery for development of practical skills
  • 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 if needed. Your placement may be day release, a block placement, or a combination of both. Therefore, you will be required to be flexible.


You have the opportunity to progress on to an HND course at the Isle of Wight College, or to university and then proceed into careers including:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Science Education
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Geology, Geophysics and Hydrogeology
  • Life Science
  • Agricultural Scientist

What qualifications will I get?

You will achieve 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

Additional information

This is a full-time course which consists of up to 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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