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T Level in Health (Level 3) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that gives you a new choice to consider after GCSEs and are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. It is an examination based qualification with a placement element.

The core component for this qualification will focus on a range of health and care related specialisms and has a core science component with an emphasis on the study of human anatomy. The qualification is made up of a practical placement combined with classroom-based delivery.

This course has been designed to focus on all the different elements of the healthcare sector (units listed below) and how you can apply this information to working within the sector (within mental health team, adult or paediatric nursing and other healthcare practices) with an emphasis on allowing learners to experience employment, supporting practitioners in a hospital.

In addition to the core content in year 1, you can choose to study either the following specialisms in year 2:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Supporting the Care of Children and Young People

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare and students can progress into roles such as:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational Therapist

In Year 1, you will develop a specialist understanding of health and science, which includes a core science (mainly biology) and include the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology, and how this applies to a healthcare setting.

You will also learn the core concepts specific to health, including:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Record keeping within the clinical setting
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • Understanding the healthcare sector
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Supporting health and wellbeing
  • Infection prevention and control

In Year 2, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either: Supporting the Adult Nursing Team or Supporting the Care of Young People and Children (please note, this course is suitable to study for a wide range of health care careers – see above).

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

This course will be taught at our City Hub Campus where you will have access to fantastic facilities including a brand-new £600k simulated Hospital Ward and state-of-the-art healthcare equipment.

You can expect to develop academic skills (essay writing and Harvard referencing) alongside practical competence through attending a placement. As part of this, you will need a DBS check, which the college provide. A placement is a mandatory part of the course. You can also expect a personal and social development session for 1 hour a week.

You will also find out about career opportunities and get expert advice on your next steps for example, further study at Nottingham College, employment or higher education.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C042147 / Q042148


NCFE T Level Technical Qualification in Health


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, Maths and Science at grade 5.

This course is for students aged 16-18 only.

Teaching & assessment

To complete a range of externally-assessed projects including role plays, written exams and employer-set projects alongside completing 315 hours of relevant industry experience.


Students will usually go on to study further healthcare related subjects.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.