T-Level Health

Subject Area Health And Social Care
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds

Course Content

 T-Levels are a new qualification equivalent to a 3 A-levels. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work, further training or study. As part of the course you will complete a significant work placement as well as face to face teaching at college. This course will give you both the knowledge and skills required to have a successful career working in the science sector.

The TQ in health has 2 components:

  • core component:
  • route core component
  • pathway core component
  • occupational specialism component:
  • occupational specialism core: supporting healthcare
  • options E: Supporting the Therapy Teams

The core, comprising route and pathway core components, provides a variety of knowledge and skills relevant to the health route as a whole, as well as the occupational specialisms within the health pathway. Some of the core topics and ideas are broken down and contextualised in more detail within the occupational specialisms, allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills in their own specific context.

A T Level1 is a composite technical study programme, aimed at preparing young people for work, higher level apprenticeships or higher education (HE). T Level technical qualification students must be a minimum of 16 years of age

Core component: A1: Working within the health and science sector A2: The healthcare sector A3: Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector A4: Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare sector A5: Managing information and data within the health and science sector A6: Managing personal information A7: Good scientific and clinical practice A8: Providing person-centred care A9: Health and wellbeing A10: Infection prevention and control in health specific settings A11: Safeguarding

Course Outcomes

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points.  It has equivalent of 3 A levels.


Progression including job roles (where applicable)

 Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:


  • ambulance support worker o healthcare support worker in a health setting o senior healthcare support worker in a health setting

Higher education

  • apprenticeship (progression onto lower level apprenticeships may also be possible in some circumstances, if the content is sufficiently different)

Entry Requirements

This qualification is designed for post-16 students There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a student must have for this qualification. However, students would be expected to have a level 2 qualification or equivalent. Providers are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of students. Providers must make sure that students can fulfil the requirements of the core and chosen occupational specialism and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, digital and health and safety aspects of this qualification. Students registered on this qualification should not undertake another qualification at the same level with the same or a similar title, as duplication of learning may affect funding eligibility.

Student are expected to have 4 GCSE at grade 4 and above , including maths and English.


  • 2 written examinations
  • employer-set project (ESP)

In order to achieve a grade for Core Component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall Core Component grade (A*–E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the core component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational specialism componentSupporting Healthcare:

  • a case study assessment
  • 2 practical activities assessments: one for the core: Supporting Healthcare, and one for the occupational specialism
  • a professional discussion

The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in one of the occupational specialism components. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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