T Level in Healthcare

Course Overview

The purpose of the T-Level technical qualification in health is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training or to study at university.

This two-year program combines classroom learning with real-world work experience, giving students a strong foundation for further studies or direct entry into work.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths, English and science.

Topics covered as part of the T Level include:

First Year Foundation Content

  • A1: Working within the health and science sector
  • A2: The healthcare sector
  • A3: Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science
  • A4: Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare sector
  • A5: Managing information and data within the health and science sector
  • A6: Managing personal information
  • A7: Good scientific and clinical practice
  • A8: Providing person-centred care
  • A9: Health and wellbeing
  • A10: Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • A11: Safeguarding


  • Structure and function of cells and tissues, large molecules, disease and disorders, immunology
  • Exchange and transport mechanisms, anatomy and physiology
  • Genetic information and genetics, microbiology


  • Structure of materials and the relationship with physical and chemical properties, acids/bases and chemical change, rates of reaction and energy
  • Changes, chemical analysis of substances eg. medications


  • Electricity, magnetism, MRI scans
  • Electromagnetism waves, particles and radiation


On successful completion of the T Level in Healthcare, there are many career pathways you can explore, including:

  • Any type of nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedic

As part of the T Level, you will be assessed via formative and summative assessment throughout followed by two exams and an employer set project.


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