Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health or science including how the industry works; core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information; health and safety; and good scientific/clinical practice.
You can specialise in dental nursing or supporting healthcare. If you choose supporting healthcare, you will focus on at least one of these areas*:
• Adult Nursing Care
• Care of Children & Young People
• Mental Health
T Level study programmes will include the following elements:
• A ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry and occupation: ‘core content’
• Specialist content covering occupational or industry-specific skills: ‘occupational specialist content’
• An industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 315 hours
*The information above is taken from the DfE outline content publication for the Health Pathway T Levels. This should only be used as a guide and further information on final course content will be available in the New Year.
What will I learn?
The course will cover the following core elements:
• Working within the Health & Science Sector
• Health, Safety & Environmental Regulations in the Health & Science Sector
• Managing Information & Data within the Health & Science Sector
• Good Scientific & Clinical Practice
• Core Sciencific Concepts
• The Healthcare Sector
• Providing Person Centered Care
• Health & Wellbeing
• Health & Safety Regulations applicable in the Healthcare Sector
• Infection Prevention & Control in Health Specific Settings
• Managing Personal Information
Specialist occupational elements include:
• Dental Nursing
• Supporting Healthcare
• Supporting Adult Nursing Teams
• Supporting Midwifery Teams
• Supporting the Theatre Team
• Supporting the Mental Health Team
• Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
• Supporting Therapy Teams
Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer, focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.
Click here for a comprehensive overview of the core and specialist elements of this course.
Opportunities including progression to an Apprenticeship or studying a degree in a related subject area.
With further training you could work as a:
• Midwife, earning up to 43,000 a year
• Nurse, earning up to £37,000 a year
• Dental Nurse, earning up to £30,000 a year
• Mental Health Nurse, earning up to £37,000 a year