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T-Level in Health (Adult Nursing) (Peterborough College)

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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://​peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk/​c​o​u​r​s​e​/​P​T​Q​3​A​N​3​A​F​/​t​l​e​v​e​l​-​i​n​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​a​d​u​l​t​-​n​u​r​sing/


Entry Require­ments

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.

Addi­tion­al Information

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.

Course Con­tent

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.


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