Level 3 T Level in Health Care Science | South Bank Colleges
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Is this course for you?

To be accepted onto this course you will need five GCSE's at grades 4-9 (to include English, Maths and Science)

We are blazing a trail for ambitious students through this prestigious new qualification. Designed with great input from employers, the content is up-to-date, relevant, engaging, and can lead straight into a career.

Studying a T Level programme in healthcare science will give you all the essential skills needed for a career in the sector.

You'll explore core scientific concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, to understanding the principles 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 practical’s will take place in our purpose-built hospital cubicle 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 

What experience and skills will you gain?

 The core units are: 

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

Specialist units to choose a career in: 

  • Assisting with Healthcare Science 
  • Pharmacy Services 
  • Dental Nursing Optical
  • Campus
    This course will be delivered at London South Bank Technical College - Nine elms
  • What do you need to apply?

    Five GCSEs at grades 4-9 (to include English and maths GCSEs at 4-9)  Or Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and maths at level 2 or higher)

  • How will you be assessed?

    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. 

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

  • Where can this course take you?

    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

    • Healthcare science assistant
    • Radiography assistant
    • Sterile services technician 

    Some of these jobs require extra qualifications or work experience. Careers advice will be available as part of your course.

    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