Health & Nursing

T Level (Level 3)

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Availability & Details

Health & Nursing - T-Level SF-HESCTL-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full-Time

Dates
Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

Examination board
NCFE

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Overview

It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic, fast-changing sector than nursing and healthcare in the UK. Nurses act as leaders, carers and clinicians, taking responsibility for the care they provide to patients.

This brand new T Level qualification is an exciting new full time course which has been designed in partnership with businesses and employers. It is aimed at giving you the knowledge and skills to move into a career in nursing or nursing-related careers. It is designed to enable you to progress to employment or apprenticeships in hospitals or healthcare settings or to move on to studying in higher education. 

This course covers:

– Learning about the range of clinical assessments and tasks undertaken by a nurse and how to conduct these tasks

– Learning about appropriate techniques used to move and handle patients relevant to their condition

– Learning about care plans and how to support patients complete activities of daily living, such as maintaining good nutrition and hydration

Be part of this new T Level starting in 2021!

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Mathematics and Science (preferably Biology) or Level 2 in Health and Social Care with a distinction, alongside GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics.

 

Year 1

In Year 1 you will cover all of the underpinning knowledge required to work in the Healthcare sector. You will learn about providing person-centred care and care values, Health and Wellbeing including recognising the signs and symptoms of health deterioration and infection control and prevention.

The units studied are:

  • Working within the Health and Science Sector
  • Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and Science sector
  • Managing information and data within the Health and Science sector
  • Good Scientific and Clinical Practice
  • Core Science concepts (Including Anatomy and Physiology and Diseases and Disorders)
  • The Healthcare sector
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health and Safety regulations applicable in the Healthcare sector
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings.

Year 2

In Year 2 you can choose to specialise in one of three Occupational Specialisms:

Adult Nursing

On this Year 2 programme, you will learn about clinical tasks carried out on adults including taking physiological measurements, applying wound dressings, collecting specimens and monitoring hydration levels. You will learn about the different types of monitoring and emergency equipment used in healthcare settings and how to use and maintain this equipment. You will learn how to support adults in activities of daily life such as nutrition, hydration and hygiene and you will learn about the different roles of carers including supporting adults with dementia and end of life care. Many of these lessons will take place in our new classrooms set up as hospital-style wards and these sessions will be supplemented by visits to local universities that offer nursing degrees so that you can access state of the art nurse training equipment.

Mental Health Nursing

On this Year 2 programme you will learn about the different environments that the Mental Health Team may provide care including hospitals, care homes and prisons. You will learn how to build effective relationships with service users and different communication methods relevant to mental health situations. You will learn about different types of mental health conditions, symptoms and treatment options. You will be taught how to record and report information in mental health settings and how to undertake a risk assessment and risk management with individuals with mental health needs. You will also learn about mental wellbeing including types of poor mental wellbeing, strategies and skills used to promote good mental wellbeing and specialist support available. Many of these lessons will take place in our new classrooms set up as consultation rooms and hospital-style wards and these sessions will be supplemented by visits to a local university that specialises in mental health nursing degree programmes.

Paediatric Nursing

On this Year 2 programme you will learn about legal policy and service frameworks around working with children. You will learn about clinical tasks relevant to working with Children and Young People including taking physiological measurements, applying wound dressings, collecting specimens and monitoring hydration levels. You will learn about safe moving and handling techniques when working with this age group and you will learn about the different types of monitoring equipment used in healthcare settings and how to use and maintain this equipment. You will be taught how to provide care and support to both Children and Young People who have clinical or therapeutic treatment as well as supporting their families. The course will also cover stages of child development, common childhood illnesses and long-term and life-limiting conditions and end of life care. Many of these lessons will take place in our new classrooms set up as hospital-style wards and these sessions will be supplemented by visits to local universities that offer nursing degrees so that you can access state of the art nurse training equipment.

Industry Placement

You will need to complete a minimum of 315 hours of industry placement over the two year duration of the course. This unique experience will provide you with the opportunity to develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviours in the workplace which will prepare you to move directly into employment in your chosen sector.

This course will be taught in a combination of learning environments. Some lectures will take place in science laboratories whilst others will take place in state of the art facilities set up as hospital wards and healthcare settings. High-tech medical and clinical equipment will be used to enable you to understand the range of equipment used by nurses and other healthcare professionals and you will learn how to use this equipment yourself.

Externally assessed exam, industrial placement, employer set project and synoptic assessment in a healthcare setting.

On completion of this course, you will be able to go directly into employment as a Nursing Associate or Healthcare Assistant. You could also undertake a nursing degree apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could go on to study in Higher Education in degrees such as Adult or Paediatric Nursing, Midwifery or Mental Health Nursing.

We have strong links with Porstmouth NHS Trust, including QA Hospital, as well as a number of local GP surgeries.


I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student

I focused and worked hard to get the grades. I had some support from my lecturer during a stressful time. The college is really good and supportive.

Natasha Boerer, BTEC student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student