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Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is struggling, and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

T-Level summary:

  • Two-year courses
  • Equivalent to 3 A-Levels
  • Created alongside employers
  • Include an extended industry placement (315 hours minimum)
  • Attracts UCAS points
  • Supports progression into a skilled occupation; higher or degree level apprenticeships; higher-level technical study, including university

> Health T-Level video (YouTube)

These Level 3 technical qualifications will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the health and science sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts. As part of achieving the overall T-Level programme, students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of industry placement. In order to demonstrate threshold competence in their chosen occupational specialism, each learner will be observed during their industry placement.

English, mathematics and digital content are embedded and contextualised within the health and science qualification content. This content must be taught to all learners and will be subject to assessment. Learners will have to achieve a minimum of level 2 English and mathematics in order to achieve a T-Level.

The core content for the 3 T-Levels will cover the following areas:

  • 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 and further science concepts

The breadth of content will ensure learners can apply their skills for different purposes and in different roles.

The specialisms for the Health T-Level are:

  • Supporting the Adult Nursing team
  • Supporting the Mental Health team
  • Supporting the Therapy teams

Routes are subject to NHS/Placement availability and will be discussed upon application.

This Technical Qualification is assessed via synoptic assignment work, work placement, examinations and an employer-set project. Learners are also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in the occupational specialism component.

> Health T-Level Overview (PDF)
> Health T-Level Occupational Specialism (PDF)

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for post-16 students.

5 GCSE's at grade 4 to include English, maths and science.

Students will have to achieve a minimum of level 2 English and mathematics in order to achieve a T-Level.

After Your Course

This course supports progression into a skilled occupation; higher or degree-level apprenticeships; higher-level technical study, including university.

The T-Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. Please check the UCAS website for more information.

The purpose of the level 3 Technical Qualification (TQ) in Health is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T-Level.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

  • Ambulance support worker
  • Healthcare support worker in a health setting
  • Senior healthcare support workers in a health setting

Apply for Higher Education programmes related to the health and social care sector. The courses that may be accessible (conditional to grades, application, interview, etc.) are:

  • Undergraduate BSC (hons) degrees in Adult, Children, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health Nursing
  • BSC (hons) in Midwifery, Radiography, Occupational therapy, Paramedic Science
  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree.

You could also apply for higher-level apprenticeship programmes within the health and social care sector.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses Fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2022/23 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/22).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/22, and are not studying at another institution.