T Levels

A new qualification (equivalent to 3 A Levels), backed by business, with a work based placement which will better prepare you for the future you want?

Sounds good.. Right?

St Philomena’s Sixth Form are proud to be selected to be a T Levels provider, one of approximately 50 in the country to do so!

About T Levels

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.

They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers.

T Levels are a new choice after your GCSEs.

Why Choose T Levels?

T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A levels.

Endorsed by business, they include a 45-day industry placement to help you learn what a real career is like.

Check out the 5 great reasons below for choosing a T Level – and get ready to move to the next level.

CREATED WITH BUSINESS

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

More than 250 businesses – including Fujitsu and Skanska – have been involved so you can be confident your T Level will move you to the next level.

GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER

T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

QUALIFICATIONS THAT COUNT

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved - pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

AWARDED UCAS POINTS

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

LEARN YOUR WAY

T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Click the link above to view a list of higher education providers that have confirmed T Levels will be suitable for entry onto a minimum of one course

SUBJECT OFFER

We have T Levels in:

  • Health: Health and Science (Click the link below to view the Curriculm guide)

  • Business and Administration: Management and Administration (from 2023)

Use the link below to view to powerpoint presentation from the T-Level Parental Engagement evening.

T LEVEL IN HEALTH (ADULT NURSING) Structure

T LEVEL - Health & Science

Exam Board: NCFE

NCFE T Level Website: https://www.ncfe.org.uk/technical-education/t-levels/health-and-science/

Specification Link: https://www.qualhub.co.uk/media/17892/603-7066-x-qualification-specification-version-13.pd

Course Leader: Miss King


T Levels are excellent technical education and offer a new choice after GCSEs. They have been designed with leading organisations and employers in the sector and gives you:

• A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the health sector.

• The opportunity to solve real life problems in the health sector.

• Experience of learning from the experts by working side-by-side with those in the sector.

• Specialist knowledge and skills relating to supporting the adult nursing team.


Entry Criteria: All students must have achieved a minimum 5 GCSEs at Grades 4 or above with a Grade 4 or above in English, Maths and Science.


What will I study?


Year 1 is made up of three key parts: Core Modules, Employer Set Projects, Placement.

1. Core Modules: Knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts and theories of the health industry:

Working within the health sector

The Healthcare science sector

Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and science sector

Health and Safety regulations applicable in the Healthcare sector

Managing information and data within the Health and science sector

Managing personal information

Good Scientific and Clinical Practice

Providing Person Centered Care

Health and wellbeing

Infection prevention and control in health specific settings

Safeguarding

Core science concepts

Further science concepts

English, Maths and digital skills needed in the health sector


2. Employer Set Project: A project set by health specialists that requires you to apply your knowledge to a real-life problem in the industry.


3. Industry Placement: You will get the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you have learned into action as you start your placement. You will work with an external health provider to apply your knowledge and develop your technical skills in a real-life health setting.


Year 2 is made up of two key parts: Adult Nursing and Continuation of your Placement.

1. You will specialise in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team: where you will study and practice how to:

Assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing

Assist registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions

Undertake a range of physiological measurements

Assist the adult nursing team with clinical tasks

Support individuals to meet activities of daily living

Assist with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions


2. Continuation of your Placement; with an external health provider, which will develop your technical skills and apply your knowledge in a workplace environment. Across year one and two, you will complete at least 45 days in total working in the health sector, giving you valuable experience in the workplace and employers the chance to see the new talent in their industry.


Supporting Healthcare: Supporting the Adult Nursing Team

Learners will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in:

• Assisting the adult nursing team with clinical tasks

• Supporting individuals to meet activities of daily living

• Assisting with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions.

Assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing

• Assist registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions

• Undertake a range of physiological measurements


How will I be assessed?

Year 1:

-Core Assessment: Externally Set Test – Paper 1 and Paper 2 are both graded A*-E.

-Employer Set Project: Externally assessed project work is graded A*-E.

-Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment; coursework assignments.

Year 2:

-Synoptic assessment to judge how well the competence requirements have been met. Graded: Distinction, Merit or Pass.

-Placement: Evidence log to show completion of hours required and evidence of development of technical skills and application of knowledge in a workplace environment.


Progression Pathways: T Levels offer many opportunities for progression including:

1. Progress to University. You can use the UCAS points you achieve as a result of completing your T level to continue your studies at university. The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities.

2. Enter Employment: You can use the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained to start working in the Health industry.

3. Apprenticeship: There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.


There are a variety of careers you can pursue once you have completed the course as the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will develop are highly prized within a broad range of nursing and healthcare professions.