Health T Level

What does the course involve?

This course is a work-focused alternative to A Levels and BTECs for anyone wanting a career in the health sector. The course has been designed with 133 leading health and science sector bodies, employers and expert practitioners to produce a qualification that will prepare you for work or further study in the sector.

What is unique about this type of programme?

The course includes a compulsory 9 week industrial placement (which is about 20% of the course), during which you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will set you apart from others who have no work experience.

Course Outline

You will choose a subject specialism which aims to get you ready to start a career in one of the following areas:

  • supporting adult nursing teams
  • supporting midwifery teams
  • supporting mental health teams
  • supporting the care of children and young people
  • supporting therapy teams
  • dental nursing

There is also some core content to learn, whichever career pathway you choose. You will develop a general understanding of health and science, including:

  • working within the health and science sector
  • health, safety and environmental regulations
  • managing information and data
  • principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

You will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

  • understanding the healthcare sector
  • providing person-centred care
  • supporting health and wellbeing
  • further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
  • infection prevention and control


The course is assessed in a variety of ways – you have to pass all elements to achieve the qualification.

  • Work placement for 315 hours (you will be observed in your placement and you will complete a reflective journal)
  • Technical qualification 80% (2 core exams and Employer-Set Project)
Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 or above in Maths or Science


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

• employment
• higher education
• apprenticeship

Which employers will be involved in the course?

Medical Centres
Counsellors & Mental Healthcare Support Providers
Social Workers
Dental Practices

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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