T Level Healthcare Science (Assisting Healthcare Science) in partnership with The University of Manchester - Industry Excellence Academy

T Level Health & Social Care

Course Details

T Level
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)

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T Levels are new courses, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work.

On this Industry Excellence Academy course, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge that companies look for.

Your course will provide you 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.

When you have completed your T Level qualification, you will receive an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

T Levels are a great new choice after your GCSEs.
This is fantastic opportunity for developing your practical skills, whilst studying in the number one college for achievement in Greater Manchester.

Those successful in gaining a place on the T Levels will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:
• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
• Bursary incentive if progressing to UCEN Manchester
• Minimum 45- day industry placement
• Digital upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more
*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.

Learners are required to have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher including English, maths and science. Successful completion of a three-week Summer School is also required.

Over the course of your studies, you will complete a number of assessments including:
• Exams
• Coursework
• Synoptic Assessments
• Work Placement with employer-led projects

In addition to this, English, maths and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.

You can expect to study:
• 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 science concepts
• Assisting with an individual's overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing
• Assisting registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions
• Undertaking a range of physiological measurements

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.
Your T Level will be worth UCAS points. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers.
UCAS points will only be allocated to your overall T Level grade. You must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.
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