T Level Healthcare Science

What is the course about?

You will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • 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 healthcare science:

  • understanding the healthcare science sector
  • further knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, genomics and medical physics
  • providing person-centred care
  • infection prevention and control
  • good scientific practice

How is it assessed?

Core component: Grades A* to E are based on combines scores from written examinations and an employer-set project

Occupational specialism component: distinction/merit/pass grades are based on coursework assignments.

Why choose T Levels

T Levels are ideal if an individual wants to:

  • Develop practical skills, knowledge and behaviours that show occupational competence
  • Apply theory in real workplace settings
  • Combine classroom learning (80%) with on-the-job employment experience (20%)
  • Pursue a high-quality technical route into skilled employment, further study or higher/ degree apprenticeships
  • Develop maths, English and digital skills within the qualification framework

What might the course lead to?

You could progress to higher education, apprenticeship or employment in the healthcare science sector or a job as a pharmacy technician, nurse, paramedic or clinical healthcare scientist.