Duration 2 years
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T-levelSchool Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old Vocational Courses
This is a two-year, technical study programme for ambitious and dedicated individuals, who wish to work in healthcare.
The first year of the course focuses on the core components of the health and science sectors, which will include modules such as:
Students are required to complete the supporting healthcare component and the occupational specialism in year two, which is called "Supporting the Adult Nursing team"
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.
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!
4 days in college and 1 day at work placement
Progression opportunities will typically relate to any healthcare profession, but some examples include:
* 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.
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.
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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,
English, maths and digital skills relevant to the health sector
Students will be assessed using a variety of methods. Year 1 core components will be assessed with written exams, 2 and a half hours for health and 2 and a half hours for science. There will also be an employer set project, where students are set of tasks over a 2-week window. This assessment window equates to 16 and a half hours, and the tasks include conducting research; a written report; a discussion; peer feedback, and a presentation. Supporting healthcare and supporting the adult nursing team will be assessed using assignments and practical synoptic assessments.
Duration 2 years