Health and Science: Health (Health for Health or Social Care Professionals)

Are you interested in working in the NHS or social care? This ground-breaking course provides a route into nursing, midwifery, mental health work and social care including working with children and young adults. What is different about this course is the fact it has been designed and built by employers from the ground up to be a high-level technical qualification that’s the equivalent of 3 A Levels, including all the cutting-edge real requirements for working in the modern workplace. This is THE new gold standard for vocational education. You’ll learn in a way that’s different from school where you’ll be developing team and professional skills to get you ready for employment as well as all the essential knowledge needed for the sector of your choice.

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What will I study?

You’ll study in three main areas. You’ll learn sector critical knowledge and practice while exploring the different job roles you may want to progress into. Much of the learning will be looking at real life scenarios which will mean you’ll be doing teamwork, research, and working directly with professionals. This part of the course will also prepare you for applying for jobs and getting ready for the professional workplace.

You’ll also explore a core of science content that will draw on what you’ve studied at GCSE but also include new knowledge directly linked to this sector. A key aspect of this will be laboratory work to develop your skills and professional disciplines ready for the area you wish to specialise in. Part of the focus will also be investigating the fascinating science behind real life scenarios such as the spread of Covid 19 and the race to develop vaccines.

The third element is a great opportunity to experience real world work placements in a professional setting. You’ll work with employers to help develop your understanding of the sector and the jobs available within it. The substantial placement allows you to immerse yourself in the professional world and see your classroom work in practice, and also gives you the experience to bring back to college to help your deeper understanding. We’ll prepare you for work, but you’ll also reflect on your experience so you really develop.

How will I learn?

A typical week could see you analysing samples in a lab, having a lecture on infection control, working in a team to solve a real-life problem such as dealing with a major incident, investigating a case study such as the causes of mental health, or a group discussion with an employer on the ethics of end of life care.

On completing your T Level you’ll have the potential to apply for a higher apprenticeship, aspire to progress into Higher Education, or apply to directly enter skilled employment.

Are there any specific entry requirements?

A grade 4 in English and Maths.

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