Practical Vs Theory
This course is offered at our Peterborough College campus only.
Health is a vital field that we all depend upon as the Covid pandemic has clearly demonstrated to us all. This T level is a 2 year course, equivalent to 3 A Levels but with a more vocational focus in Adult Nursing and designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in Adult Nursing.
You’ll gain in-depth industry experience via a work placement in the healthcare sector so you have more focus on vocational skills development than A Levels. This will help you into skilled employment in Health, or progress to University or an Apprenticeship. In addition to classroom-based lessons, the course includes a minimum of 315 hours working with an employer on a relevant industry placement.
For further details on how to apply please click on the following link: https://peterborough.ac.uk/course/PTQ3AN3AF/tlevel-in-health-adult-nursing/
5 GCSEs at grades 5 or above, or a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma including grades 5 or above in GCSE English, maths and science.
You will also need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds that you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. Application for a DBS is managed by the College and we will contact you with the forms and guidance you require to complete this before you are due to start your course.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
The core knowledge and understanding is assessed through two externally marked exams, with the core skills being assessed through a compulsory practical employer-set project (315 hours minimum).
The combined results from the exam and the compulsory employer-set project will determine the overall grade (A*- to U, in line with A Levels).
You will be assessed on the occupational specialist content synoptically, through practical assignments graded on a three-point scale: Distinction, Merit, and Pass, in line with Diploma qualifications.
Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation.
We will support you in finding relevant work placements but you must demonstrate willingness to travel to your work placements.
These will last a minimum of 315 hours (around 45 days). Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a combination of the two.
Potential Future Career
Successful completion of this course accrues UCAS points and a number of major UK universities accept T Levels for courses in Adult Nursing and other specialist degree routes such as Child Nursing and Mental Health. Please see points achieved by grades below.
T Level Distinction* = 168 UCAS Tariff Points = A*A*A* at A Level
T Level Distinction = 144 UCAS Tariff Points = AAA at A Level
T Level Merit = 120 UCAS Tariff Points = BBB at A Level
T Level Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tariff Points = CCC at A Level
T Level Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tariff Points = DDD at A Level
Due to the high-level academic nature of the T‑Level and the considerable industry placement element totalling a minimum of 315 hours, the course is also designed to allow you to progress directly in to the healthcare industry. In addition, you may consider undertaking a degree Apprenticeship in nursing as an alternative route.
You will develop a general understanding of:
• A general understanding of Health
• Working within the Health sector
• Health, safety and environmental regulations
• Managing information and data
• Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
• Core science concepts.
You will also learn about topics specific to science:
• Understanding the Healthcare sector
• Providing person-centred care
• Health and wellbeing
• Further science knowledge
• Health and safety in the Healthcare sector
• Infection prevention and control
• Managing personal information.
Occupational specialist content:
You will develop the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine clinical tasks such as taking physiological measurements such as blood pressure. You will also gain experience in using healthcare technology such as emergency equipment, monitoring equipment and personal care equipment. In addition you will also learn how to provide person centred care to support patients through their treatment.