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Health Pathway

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Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health or science including how the industry works; core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information; health and safety; and good scientific/clinical practice.


You can specialise in dental nursing or supporting healthcare. If you choose supporting healthcare, you will focus on at least one of these areas*:

 •  Adult Nursing Care
 •  Care of Children & Young People
 •  Mental Health
 •  Midwifery
 •  Theatre
•  Therapy


T Level study programmes will include the following elements:

 •  A ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry and occupation: ‘core content’
 •  Specialist content covering occupational or industry-specific skills: ‘occupational specialist content’
 •  An industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 315 hours


*The information above is taken from the DfE outline content publication for the Health Pathway T Levels. This should only be used as a guide and further information on final course content will be available in the New Year. 


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What will I learn?

The course will cover the following core elements:

 •  Working within the Health & Science Sector
 •  Health, Safety & Environmental Regulations in the Health & Science Sector
 •  Managing Information & Data within the Health & Science Sector
 •  Good Scientific & Clinical Practice
 •  Core Sciencific Concepts
 •  The Healthcare Sector
 •  Providing Person Centered Care
 •  Health & Wellbeing
 •  Health & Safety Regulations applicable in the Healthcare Sector
 •  Infection Prevention & Control in Health Specific Settings
 •  Managing Personal Information


Specialist occupational elements include:

 •  Dental Nursing
 •  Supporting Healthcare
 •  Supporting Adult Nursing Teams
 •  Supporting Midwifery Teams
 •  Supporting the Theatre Team
 •  Supporting the Mental Health Team
 •  Supporting the Care of Children and Young People
 •  Supporting Therapy Teams

Industry Placements

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer, focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.


Click here for a comprehensive overview of the core and specialist elements of this course.

Progression Pathways

Opportunities including progression to an Apprenticeship or studying a degree in a related subject area.


With further training you could work as a:

 •  Midwife, earning up to 43,000 a year
 •  Nurse, earning up to £37,000 a year
 •  Dental Nurse, earning up to £30,000 a year
 •  Mental Health Nurse, earning up to £37,000 a year