Getting Ready for your T Level/Health and Social Care Course


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our department in both June, for Summer College, and in September when your course starts.

This page has been made so that you start to discover some of the exciting topics, activities, and work you’ll be doing on your course as you work towards your career or university.

Be sure to check out our new Emerging Technologies Centre and Institute for Enhanced Curriculum – two new facilities that will really help you to get ahead in your plans.

If you have any questions about your course, please get in touch: admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk. Why not follow us on social media to find out what else is happening around the College? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Meet your teachers

Clare Grimwood

Programme Manager

Industry Experience: Day Nurseries and Nannying
Best thing about working at Farnborough:
Building relationships with students and supporting them to achieve and improve their practice working with others
Favourite part of working in the industry:
It is really rewarding

Melissa Webster

Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Industry Experience: Worked as a Family Support Worker, Housing Community Development Officer and Public Health Manager
Best thing about working at Farnborough: I learn something new every day from students and colleagues
Most Passionate About: Equal access to good health, education, housing and employment for all

Nichola Khamis

Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Industry Experience: Early Years and Safeguarding
Subject Specialism: Vocational experience and communication
Best thing about working at Farnborough: Working in a diverse setting with people from all different communities, bringing young people together to share their thoughts, ideas and values

Summer bridging projects

These projects have been designed to bring you up to speed for your course and for us to see where you skills are. Please read through them carefully, and enjoy taking part!

Health and Social Care & T Level Project

Health and Social Care & T Level Summer College Task


Health and social care professionals need good communication skills to develop positive relationships and share information with people using services, their families, carers, colleagues and other professionals. It is important, therefore, for those embarking on a career in health and social care to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

As well as verbal and nonverbal methods being used within HSC settings, many service users will prefer to communicate using different methods. There methods are called alternative forms of communication.

You are required to produce a poster on five or more alternative forms of communication.

Please research at least five of the forms of communication shown here and then create a poster to show:

  1. What you have learnt about them
  2. How they are used within HSC settings.

Include pictures on your poster and try and be creative.

Choose at least 5 from this list……

  • Braille & Braille software
  • British Sign Language & Finger spelling
  • Text messaging
  • Interpreters & Translators
  • Objects of reference
  • PECs
  • Makaton
  • Use of pictures
  • Use of advocates

Please bring this with you on your first day at college.

Health and Social Care courses at Farnborough

  • Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level 1/2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)
  • T Level Health

Virtual campus tour

Join Tilly for a walk around our Farnborough campus

Blog activity

Get ahead with your course and try new skills between now and September.

The Challenge

Create either a blog, powerpoint/prezzi presentation, or video based on one of the topics you’ll be learning on your course. Click through to the ‘Studies Include’ section of your chosen course to see a list of options. Bring that topic to life by creating some content to introduce it!

For example, Level 1/2 Health and Social Care explores topics in Promoting Health and Wellbeing. You could make a blog, presentation, or video about ways through which the NHS promotes wellbeing, focusing on a particular area of health or mental health.

Send your completed work to discover@farn-ct.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing your work!

Health and Social Care Quiz

Student Support

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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