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Health and Social Care

School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Vocational Courses

Health & Adult Nursing - T Level - Level 3

This is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give you the skills needed to work in the health and care sector.

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  • Course Description

    The course provides a mixture of technical knowledge and clinical skills specific to nursing and a work placement of at least 45 days in your chosen occupation. On completion of the course you will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study in nursing and health, for example, a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher-level technical study, including higher education.

    Industry placement

    A big part of your study will be to complete relevant industry-based work placement. Throughout the course, you'll be required to complete a minimum of 45 days (315 hours) work placement. You'll also get the opportunity to show us what you've learned and demonstrate your abilities during numerous observations through the course. Work placement is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in your chosen specialism and help confirm that this is the career you want to do!

  • Entry Requirements
    • 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including maths, English and double science Or
    • Level 2 BTEC Applied Science at Merit or Distinction and Maths and English GCSE grade 4 or above
    • A current/satisfactory DBS check


    • An interview to identify suitability of the course
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    2 years

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    4 days in college and 1 day at work placement

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    • Science technician
    • Laboratory Science: higher or Degree Apprenticeship
    • Science-related degree in Higher Education
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    • Core Knowledge and understanding in health and science: the range of job roles and organisations in the health and care sector, providing person-centred care, health and wellbeing, science concepts (anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders), health and safety regulations in the healthcare sector, infection prevention and control in health specific settings, managing personal information

    • Occupational specialist knowledge and skills: An introduction to routine clinical practice, moving and handling, the equipment used in clinical tasks, the role of carers in supporting individuals with daily living, skin conditions

    • Project management skills: research and problem solving, working with others, communication, evaluation

    • Practical skills in supporting adult nursing: clinical skills, taking weight, height, temperature, blood pressure measurements, using clinical equipment, monitoring diet,

    • Industry placement (45 days) in a nursing or health care setting

    English, maths and digital skills relevant to the health sector

    How is my course assessed?

    Your Core health and science knowledge and skills are assessed through an externally set test and an employer-set project (graded A*-U) Your technical knowledge and clinical skills are assessed through practical assignments (graded Pass, Merit, Distinction)

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 2 years


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Jade Symmons

Nursing and Paramedic Academy

Jade chose to study at CWA because the environment suited her and she was able to further her knowledge and achieve more.

“My most memorable experience has been achieving distinctions that I didn't think I would. For anyone thinking about coming to college, I would say that it is an amazing experience and so much support is available when you need it. I feel so grateful that people are around to support me and to see the effort that I am putting in.”

Jade is planning to go to university to study paramedic science.

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Beth Funge

Health and Social Care

Whilst studying a full-time course at CWA, I was doing work experience at Aspires, which I really enjoyed. I decided I wanted to gain more hands-on experience, rather than reading from a book and approached Aspires about an apprenticeship. I am more of a practical person and wanted to gain my knowledge and experience from doing the job.

A typical working day involves setting up work for the day ahead ensuring that there is a job suitable for everyone’s needs. Working within in the care sector, you find that you may need to provide personal care as well as emotional support for the residents if required.

"I enjoy the workshops at college and meeting others that are studying apprenticeship courses too."

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