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This course is a two year programme aimed at students who wish to develop their technical knowledge and skills working in the Healthcare Sector, pursuing a career in Adult Nursing.  The purpose of the course is to ensure that all students have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into employment or higher level technical training or qualifications relevant to the Healthcare Sector.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English, maths and science), or the T Level Transition Programme for Health and Social Care.  Learners progressing from a Level 2 course will need a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with a good Merit profile, along with English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Students will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application (formerly CRB) to attend work placements. More information about your Disclosure and Barring Service check will be provided at enrollment.

Course Content

Studying the Health T Level will enable you to develop core skills such as communication, team

working, reflective evaluation, researching and presenting.

As part of this course you will study the following topics: –

  • Working within the health sector
  • The healthcare sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health sector
  • Health and safety regulations applicable to the healthcare sector
  • Managing information and data within the health sector
  • Managing personal information
  • Good scientific and clinical practice
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • Safeguarding

You will also take part in an industry placement of at least 45 days as well as improve on your Maths,

English and digital skills


The T Level is split into two components: –

  1. Core Components: This provides knowledge and understanding; underpinning key concepts, theories and principles relevant to the T Level and the subject sector.
  2. Occupational Specialism: This provides the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve competence in ‘Supporting the Adult Nursing Team’.  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.

How will I be assessed?

The core content is assessed through an exam and a practical employer-set project.

In addition to this, you will have the option to study one of the following specialisms


Core component – Year 1
  • Two written exams
  • Employer set project


Occupational specialism – Year 2
  • Case study assessment
  • Two practical activity assessment (1 supporting adult nursing 2 supporting healthcare:
  • core/ underpinning requirements)
  • A professional discussion

Progression - What could I do after this course?

This qualification will support students on to a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and apprenticeships. The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points equivalent to three A levels.  You could progress on to higher education to complete your training as a nurse.  Once you have qualified as an adult nurse, there are a wide range of opportunities open to you.  You could specialise in a certain field such as operating theatres, care for the elderly or intensive care.  You may want to work in public health, or move into management, teaching or clinical research.  There is also the opportunity to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Professional Studies delivered at Weymouth College’s HE Centre in partnership with University of Plymouth.

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