Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
2 years

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

You must be aged 16-19, have a commitment to a career in Health such as Adult Nursing, and you must have achieved GCSE English and GCSE Maths, both at Grade 4 or higher.
Who the course is for

The T-Level Health is for dedicated and committed young people who aspire to a career in the health sector, as a nurse, paramedic, or other allied health professions.  It is a two year programme at Level 3 and suits individuals who can demonstrate high achievement and self-motivation.

This course is a full time option for students aged 16-19.

This course is a two-year study programme, equivalent to three A-Levels.  It is a brand new nationally recognised Level 3 qualification which carries UCAS points for entry into University.  It is primarily for young people who want to move into Health related careers.

What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn

Year 1 (Core Elements)

  • A1 Working within the health and science sector
  • A2 The Healthcare Sector
  • A3 Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations in the Health and Science Sector
  • A4 Health and Safety Regulations applicable to the Health Sector
  • A5 Managing Information and Data within the Health and Science Sector
  • A6 Managing Personal Information
  • A7 Good Scientific and Clinical Practice
  • A8 Providing Person-Centred Care
  • A9 Health and Wellbeing
  • A10 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Specific Settings
  • A11 Safeguarding
  • B1 Core Science Concepts
  • B2 Further Science Concepts
  • Underpinning Requirements for Supporting Healthcare (core skills and behaviours)

Year 2 (Specialism)

  • Supporting the Adult Nursing Team
  • Supporting the Mental Health Team
  • Supporting the Therapy Teams

Embedded throughout the course will be key skills required to progress to higher academic studies, including:

  • Checking and testing information
  • Supporting points with evidence
  • Self-directed study
  • Self-motivation
  • Thinking for yourself
  • Analysing and synthesizing information / materials
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Working collaboratively
  • Reflecting upon learning and identifying areas for improvement
  • Presenting information in both written and verbal formats
  • Analysing, drawing conclusions, interpreting, and justifying


How you will learn

You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement in a range of settings 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
  • Practical activities within the classroom environment for the development of practical skills
  • Independent study including E-Learning activities
  • Industry placement
  • Guest Speakers from industry and university lecturers
  • Work-based projects which will be assessed by your placement supervisors

To achieve this qualification, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of the core component and one occupational specialism component.  You will be assessed through a combination of examinations (assessing the Core Components), a graded Employer-Set Project, and assignments (assessing the Sector Option element).

Work placement
The T level requires completion of industry placement.

T-Level is a Level 3 programme which is an integral part of a learning journey into health-related roles.  Students progress to T-Levels after Year 11 or after successfully completing a Level 2 Health and Social Care Study Programme.  Students who succeed on the T-Level Health could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:


  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Adult Social Care Worker / Support Worker / Personal Assistant
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Higher Education:

  • Nursing Degree (one of four branches – Adults, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Children)
  • Degree-level professional qualifications in Allied Health Professions (e.g. Paramedic Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietician)


  • Higher Level Apprenticeships in Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, or Allied Health Professions (according to availability of positions at time of application)
  • Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care (or other job roles, where the content is sufficiently different)

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
T Level 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. All students will undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) at the start of the course.

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