Course Code: SE1FE388 Health (NHS Cadetship) - T Level Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryStudents from this programme progress to a range of clinical degrees including nursing, midwifery and paramedic science. You will enjoy a 315-hour placement across both social care and clinical health care, including with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals as an NHS Cadet and at Clifton Homecare. The course covers all aspects of working in the health and science sector, and includes a substantial work placement from which you will gain valuable practical experience to support your career goals. Successfully complete this course and you'll have the UCAS Tariff points required to progress to higher education (degree-level) qualifications. T Levels are two-year, technical study programmes, designed with employers to give you the skills industry needs. You take just one T Level - equivalent to three A Levels. Unlike A Levels, T Levels provide: technical knowledge and skills specific to your preferred career, an industry placement of at least 45 days, maths, English and digital skills, as well as a range of clinical skills. Successful students can gain the maximum 168 UCAS points needed to progress to a related degree. At B&FC you will have access to first-rate facilities, including our virtual dissection table (to see what one is click here https://anatomage.com/table)and excellent work placements with local employers. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English, maths and science and a clear DBS check. In addition, you will need: a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Qualification ObtainedT Level Technical Qualification in Health Industry Placement and Field TripsThis course features a mandatory 45-day work placement in a healthcare setting over the two years, designed to enhance learning and increase your employability. You will attend two industry placements during your two-year programme. At Clifton Homecare, you will shadow one-to-one a carer or nurse, providing care in people’s homes. You will need to be able to travel to St Annes by 7:30am to start your shift. At Blackpool Teaching Hospital, you will secure experience on a variety of different wards and areas of the hospital, which can include Acute Medical Unit, the cardiac centre, gastroenterology, respiratory and endocrinology. At Blackpool Trust, you will be provided with a full induction and complete a mandatory training programme. It is highly likely that both employers will request any students who attend their setting for an industry placement are vaccinated for COVID:19. You will also need a copy of your vaccination history from your GP to gain occupational health clearance at the hospital. We will also invite you to attend relevant field trips and career events, which you could draw from to enhance your CV and personal statement. Students who study healthcare at B&FC have been to: Vietnam, supporting children in orphanages Manchester UCAS Convention BTEC Conference Young Carers Centre Trinity Hospice Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds Learning and Teaching Methods During your three days in college, you will develop practical skills in a weekly clinical skills workshop in our clinical simulation suites. Skills you will develop include: First aid Communication Person-centred care Taking physiological measurements e.g. oxygen levels and blood pressure Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team Maintaining confidentiality Moving and handling You will also work with a range of guest speakers from the health and social work sector, including from the NHS and community-based healthcare, and engage with industry-standard equipment such as our Anatomage table. This is a virtual dissection table using bodies donated to science. This is a full-time course, involving 3 days a week spent at College and 2 days a week on work placement, such as at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. We will also expect you to spend at least 3 hours a week on independent learning. At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments. When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential. Expert Tutors Our expert tutors provide lots of individual support to help you on your journey towards a career in this hugely rewarding profession. Assessment Methods Year 1 Core units, assessed through an examination and an employer-set project. Subjects you will study include: Working in the Health and Science Sector Good Scientific and Clinical Practice Core Science Concepts including human biology and physiology Health and Wellbeing Safeguarding Diseases and disorders of the human body Year 2 Topics related to Adult Nursing. These units are assessed through practical assignments: Routine clinical tasks e.g. taking physiological measurements Using equipment and resources in clinical tasks e.g. emergency equipment Skin physiology and pathophysiology Providing a personalised care approach Placement The qualification is dependent on you achieving a total of 315 work placement hours. While on placement, you will shadow various types of role, which can include consultants, porters, nurses and occupational therapists. You will contribute to the caring of patients on your designated ward. You will support in the treatment of patients and provide some aspects of personal care. Other Costs and Equipment NeededWe provide the majority of your placement uniform, the only items for this you will need to provide are black trousers and appropriate flat footwear. We will recommend a variety of text books that you could purchase to support you in your studies although copies of these are available within the college library or as E-books however you have the option to purchase your own copy if you wish. You will also need to provide your own writing materials, such as pens, paper and a folder to keep your college work which case be purchased from any supplier therefore prices will vary. You will be allocated a small budget to pay for any College printing costs, however once you have exceeded the limit, you will be liable for any additional printing costs. The current price for printing are as follows. 1 sided Black White sheet A4 is 4p 2 sided Black White sheet A4 is 8p 1 sided Colour is 10p 2 sided Colour is 20p A DBS is required for your work placement. However, the costs of this is covered by the college. You will need to visit your GP to secure a print-out of your vaccination history to gain occupational health clearance. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. This T Level programme* prepares you to embark on a relevant degree course and throughout your time here we will support you in progressing towards your chosen career. Following successful completion of your T Level you can apply for degrees in: Adult or children’s nursing, specialising in fields such as cardiac, emergency care and oncology Mental health or sexual health nursing Paramedic science Midwifery Radiography Occupational Therapy Speech and language therapy Operating department practitioner This course provides access to degree apprenticeships in, for example, Nursing. Alternatively you can progress to employment within the health sector straight away. *You can also study our Triple Diploma in Health and Social Work to progress to health-related careers. If you prefer being assessed using coursework as well as exams, or are not sure a clinical career is for you, then our BTEC Triple Diploma may be a better alternative.