T Level in Health


NCFE T Level in Health – Occupational Specialism – Supporting Healthcare (Supporting the Adult Nursing Team)

The purpose of the level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to the T Level.  It is suitable for post-16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the healthcare sector.

The level 3 qualification is a combination of studying at college and undertaking an industry placement and is perfect for anyone looking to prepare for a career in health settings, as well as offering a stepping stone to those looking to progress on to higher education, including higher level apprenticeships.

As well as studying core subjects within the health care sector, industry placements are a crucial part of the T Level.  Students are expected to complete a minimum of 315 hours in an industry placement – giving real work experience and the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviour required to work in a healthcare setting.



As part of the technical certificate, learners will study core components:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • The healthcare sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
  • Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare sector
  • Managing information and data within the health and science sector
  • Managing personal information
  • Good scientific and clinical practice
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • Safeguarding
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Learners will be assessed on the ‘core component’ through two written examinations and an employer set project.  The core component is graded A*-E and Ungraded (U).

As part of the specialism in this qualification, learners will also study the following content:

  • Assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing
  • Assist registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions
  • Undertake a range of physiological measurements.
  • Assist the adult nursing team with clinical tasks
  • Support individuals to meet activities of daily living
  • Assist with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions
  • GCSE – Five x Grade 4 or above including English and maths (ideally Science and/or Health and Social Care)
  • A history of excellent attendance
  • A clear DBS.

Please note, you will need to attend an interview for this course.

80% in the learning classroom environment, 20% in industry placement to help young people develop skills.

Core component:

• paper A written examination
• paper B written examination
• employer set project

The core component is graded A*-E and Ungraded (U).   In order to achieve a grade for the core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer set project).

Occupational specialism component (Supporting Healthcare; Supporting the Adult Nursing Team):

• synoptic assignments

Assessed through practical based assignments, graded between Distinction, Merit, Pass and Ungraded (U).

After successfully completing your T Level you can progress to employment, an apprenticeship, university, or other higher education.

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