Oldham Sixth Form College


Health (T Level)

Health (T Level) (2024 entry)

  •  Assessment
  • Year 1 
    70% Exam; 30% Coursework
  • Year 2
    100% Coursework
  • Exam board


What Will You Learn?

The T Level in Health is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for the health sector. During your first year, you will study examined topics on the health and science sector, including providing person-centred care, good scientific and clinical practice, infection control and health and wellbeing. You will also complete an employer set project where you will demonstrate the wider skills you have learnt. In the second year, you will focus on an occupational specialism (supporting adult nursing), where you learn ‘on the job’ skills to support adult nurses in their daily and clinical tasks.


Topic 1: Working within the Health and Science Sector

You will gain an understanding of the day-to-day processes of a health and science environment.

Topic 2: The Healthcare Sector

You will have an insight into where the health sector began, how it is funded and what job roles there are.

Topic 3: Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations in the Health and Science Sector

You will become equipped to work safely and be legally compliant within the health and science sector.

Topic 4: Health and Safety Regulations applicable in the Healthcare Sector

You will look at legislation and regulation applicable to the health sector.

Topic 5: Managing Information and Data within the Health and Science Sector

As part of this topic, you will understand how to manage data, including the use of social media.

Topic 6: Managing Personal Information

Here you will learn about record keeping of patient’s information and how this can be shared safely.

Topic 7: Good Scientific and Clinical Practice

You will learn about standard operating procedures, and the consequences of not following these.

Topic 8: Providing Person-centred Care

This topic will enable you to understand human development, as well as the values of the healthcare sector.

Topic 9: Health and Wellbeing

You will learn how to support a person’s health and how to recognise signs of pain and discomfort.

Topic 10: Infection, Prevention and Control in Health Specific Settings

As part of this topic, you will learn the techniques required for effective infection control and the importance of clinical and personal hygiene.

Topic 11: Safeguarding

As a health professional, it is important to understand the different types of harm and abuse. You will learn these, as well as how to protect vulnerable people.

B1: Science Concepts

B2: Further Science Concepts

You will learn more about the human body and how it functions, as well as aspects of chemistry and physics, which are essential for a healthcare worker.

Special Features

This course includes an extremely valulable placement within the health sector, where you will be able to use the skills you have learnt on the course. You will gain an insight into a health professional’s occupation and learn ‘on the job’ skills where you can see first-hand what it is like to work on the front line.

Where Will This Lead?

T Levels come with UCAS points, so you can go onto Higher Education courses at university or you have the choice of an apprenticeship. With the health sector experience and skills you will gain, there is also an option for moving straight into the world of work.