Do you aspire to working in the health sector with a particular focus on Adult Nursing? If you are looking to earn a qualification that will help you progress towards higher education and jobs within this field, this exciting new technical qualification could be just what you?re looking for.
We are one of the first colleges in the UK to offer the new T Level qualification, which combines learning in the classroom with gaining vital ?on-the-job? experience.
During the first year of the course, you will develop the skills needed for a wide range of careers that involve health and care, before completing the occupational specialism of adult nursing in year two. Science plays a key part in this qualification so most of your learning will take place in our purpose-built science laboratory.
During your industry placement of 315 hours, you will work on an employer set project. This will really give you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice in a real-life setting as well as experiencing first-hand what it is like to work in the health sector and be part of the team.
Adult nursing is a rewarding career where you have a real chance to make a difference to people's lives.
What will I study?
Core/underpinning components include:
- 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
Adult nursing components include:
- 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
Who is this course for?
This course is for people interested in working within the Health sector particularly an Adult nursing pathway.
How is the course assessed?
- Two exams
- Employer set project
- Formative assessments and homework throughout the course
- Two practical activity assessments
- A professional discussion.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can.
Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career.
If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.
Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses).
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
The tasks and responsibilities of specific industry job roles, including social activities, monitoring health and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care
The importance of having the right values and behaviours
- How to support individuals to remain safe from harm and promote the health and wellbeing of your colleagues.
You will have the ability to:
Treat people with respect and dignity, honouring their human rights
Communicate clearly and responsibly
- Work professionally and look to further your own professional development.
What is required?
Care and compassion
Effective communication skills
- Commitment to your role and to the people in your care.
T level text book Clinicians uniform to be worn in placement and college DBS General stationary Travel costs to placement may be incurred. Student will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19
Progression and Career Opportunities
This course can lead directly to jobs including a senior carer, HCA, support worker plus many more. You may find work as a hospital, care home, with voluntary and private agencies or with families. You will also be able to access Higher Education, and progress to professional training in Health and Care, including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science for example
Entry Requirements for new students
- Five GCSEs at grade 9-4
- English and Maths GCSEs must be at grade 5 or higher and Science GCSE must be at grade 4 or higher
- Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
- In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements.
If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs, we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.