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T Level in Healthcare Science (Level 3)

T Level in Healthcare Science (Level 3)

Course Code: TLHSC Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    


About the course

Studying a T Level programme in healthcare science will give you all the essential skills needed for a career in the sector. This two-year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that the course content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for the world work. You'll explore core scientific concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, to understanding the principals of person-centred care. Equivalent to three A Levels, this course provides a route into employment or into higher education. 

Why study this course with us?

  • Experiments and practicals will take place in our purpose-built hospital cubical and laboratory  
  • You will gain technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the healthcare science industry 
  • As a small department you will get lots of support and make friends quickly
  • You will be taught by lecturers from a range of scientific backgrounds
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days will give you hands-on and real-life experience of the workplace  
  • This T Level has been created with employers, teaching you the skills that industry needs 

Who is this programme for?

This T Level programme is designed for school leavers who have a passion for helping others and want to train for a career in the healthcare science sector. The practical knowledge and scientific skills you will gain on this course will help to give you a head-start on a career or further study. 

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

T Levels place great emphasis on industry experience, so during this course you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer. This will give you the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience that companies are looking for when you step foot into the workplace.  

What modules are covered?

Core units: 

  • Working in the health and science sector 
  • Person-centred care 
  • Scientific and clinical practice 
  • Managing information and data 
  • Infection prevention and control 

Specialist units - choose a career in: 

  • Assisting with Healthcare Science 
  • Pharmacy Services 


How will I be assessed?

On this course you will be assessed through exams, coursework, synoptic assessments and on your work placement through employer-led projects.

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Your future

What Next?

Following successful completion of this T Level in Healthcare Science, the natural progression route is to continue studying through an apprenticeship or to study a related subject at university. Careers in the healthcare science sector can include*: 

  • Audiologist
  • Biomedical Scientist/Engineer
  • Clinical Coder
  • Dental Technician
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Pharmacy Technician

*Some of these jobs require extra qualifications or work experience. Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/career-zone to plan your career. 

Transferable skills: 

  • 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 
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

From School:

  • Five GCSEs at graded 9-4 (to include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4) 

From College:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and/or maths at level 2 or higher)
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