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Bradford College

T Level Healthcare Science

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
School Leavers
2 Academic Years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The Level 3 T Level Qualification in Healthcare Science will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment related to a Healthcare Science environment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education.

Including modules in core science concepts, understanding the healthcare sector and clinical practice, this T Level also provides the opportunity to complete 350 hours of relevant work experience which can give you a careers edge and fast track you into the area of work that you are interested in. You will develop a rounded knowledge and relevant set of skills that are favoured amongst employers in this sector.

  Key Info

  • 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

They will also learn about topics specific to health, including:

  • Understanding the healthcare sector
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Supporting health and wellbeing
  • Further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and of diseases and disorders
  • Infection prevention and control

  Qualification Gained: Northern Council for Further Education T Level Technical Qualification in Healthcare Science

The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core Component:

Section A: The Health and Science sector

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • The healthcare science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
  • Health and safety regulations in healthcare science
  • Providing person-centred care when working in healthcare science
  • Infection prevention and control in healthcare science settings
  • Managing information and data within the health and science sector
  • Managing information and data
  • Good scientific and clinical practice
  • Good scientific practice

Section B: Science Concepts

  • Core science concepts
  • Further science concepts

Core Skills:

  • Research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Reporting and presentation skills
  • Reflective evaluation

Occupational Specialism:

Assisting with Healthcare Science:

  • Contribute to patient care by supporting physiological, physical and clinical engineering services to produce reliable data and images for use by healthcare professionals in diagnosis and treatment
  • Contribute to patient care by supporting the collection of a range of specimens for analysis to aid diagnosis and treatment
  • Contribute to patient care by processing and analysing service user specimens in a range of life science areas and laboratory environments to produce reliable data sets for use by healthcare professionals in diagnosis and treatment

Entry to this course requires 5 GCSEs, which must include Maths and English and at least 2 Science subjects which can include Double Science (55) or Triple Science (555).

Assessment includes examination and the completion of a project.

Our Healthcare Science T Level includes an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. This a 9 week industry placement in the Health sector.

Successful completion of this course includes progression into employment, further study, advanced apprenticeship and University.

Careers include:

  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Radiography Assistant
  • Sterile Services Technician
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Podiatrist
  • Occupational Therapists

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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