*NEW FOR 2022 ENTRY* – T-Level qualifications are post-16, two-year courses, equivalent to 3 A Levels. They include a 45 day ‘on-the-job’ industry placement.

They are developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for the world of work, further training or study. You will spend 80% of your time learning in the classroom and 20% on placement to develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

What will I learn on the Healthcare Science course?
You will develop a general understanding of health and science:
• working within the health and science sector
• health, safety and environmental regulations
• managing information and data
• principles of good scientific and clinical practice
• core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

You will also learn about topics specific to healthcare science:
• understanding the healthcare science sector
• further knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, genomics and medical physics
• providing person-centred care
• infection prevention and control
• good scientific practice

Course structure & assessment:
The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core component: the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles as well as core skills for the Healthcare Science sector.
Assessed by: two written exams and an employer-set project

Occupational specialism: Assisting with Healthcare Science.
The occupational specialism provides students with the knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.
Assessed by: assignments

Progression routes
You could progress to higher education, apprenticeship or employment starting in an entry level role in the healthcare science sector or a job as a pharmacy technician, nurse or clinical healthcare scientist.

T Level Healthcare Science Course Leaflet