North Devon Campus
The Heath and Science T-level is designed to give you both the theory and knowledge of excellent health care practice as well as well-developed practical skills. The expectation is that learners who complete this programme of study will go on to work in the health care professions. For example, allied health professions as well as nursing and midwifery. The course content focuses on preparing you for the next steps; either working in health care or studying at degree level.
The ideal preparation for a successful career in healthcare.
The T-level programme contains core units, preparing you to be industry ready as well as project work with an employer and a substantial work placement. This gives you the critical all-round skills that will enable you to work in the highly regarded healthcare sector in the UK today.
Some of the core units on this particular programme are;
- Working in Health and Science
- Managing information and data in the sector
- Good scientific and clinical practice
Alongside these core units, there are optional units and a work placement of a minimum 45 days. This ensures you gain a thorough introduction to core principles and the chance to put them into practice!
The programme carries UCAS points in line with 3 A-levels.
The final grades are assessed via examination as well as written assessments. You must also complete the minimum 45 day placement to succeed on the course.
Four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above
You must have a strong commitment to working in the health care sector as this course is rewarding but challenging. Good people skills and confidence are ideal personal qualities if you want to work in this field.
We have our own nursing degree in conjunction with Bolton University here at Petroc as well as other degree options. You can apply for a whole host of degrees to suit your own interest on successful completion of the programme. For example you could choose; nursing (including specialist nursing degrees such as learning disabilities nursing, mental health nursing), midwifery, speech therapy, occupational therapy, operating department practitioner as well as many other allied health professions.
We have laboratory facilities for science based learning, excellent online accessible resources for when you need to access learning remotely as well as a supportive, experienced team. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support and guide you through the whole programme.
Some employers have an informal uniform for health and safety or other reasons. Eg black, covered toe shoes in the work place. You will be expected to provide your own 'uniform' or workplace clothing.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Do I need science to study this course?
A: Yes, you will need science at grade 4 or above as a minimum entry requirement.
Q: Can I choose where I do my work placement?
A: You will need to work with an employer who can support this programme, so this will be discussed in conjunction with your tutor.
Q: What about support for my learning needs in placement?
A: We will work with the employers and yourself to make sure you are not disadvantaged by any learning needs Eg dyslexia