NCFE CACHE T Level in Health

The Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based component of the T Level, designed by industry experts. This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare.

What will I study?

In the first year you will study the core components, consisting of 13 Care & Science modules. 

The second year consists of an occupational specialism within healthcare.

Practical experience working in the healthcare sector will be across the full two years.

Year 1 Care components

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

Science concepts

  • Core science concepts
  • Further science concepts

Core skills

  • Maths, English and Digital skills
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Reflective practice
  • Researching
  • Presenting

Year 2 Occupational Specialism (Supporting the Therapy Teams)

Topics covered include:

  • Carry out a range of therapeutic techniques to support allied health professionals
  • Assist with the therapy support process and provide advice to help individuals develop and improve their health and daily living skills

Industry Placements

Over the two-year course, you will complete a minimum of 315 hours gaining experience in the healthcare sector.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of year one, there will be two written exams which are graded from A* to U (ungraded).

The Employer set project enables students to show case their core knowledge and skills and are based on an occupational area chosen by the student ahead of their assessment. 

The occupational specialism component is a range of assessments which are graded distinction/merit/pass/ungraded.

All assessments are externally marked.

How will the course be delivered?

Attendance will be three full days in college and two full days in your placement settings.

Entry requirements

An interest and passion for working within the healthcare sector is essential.

We expect you to have the following GCSE results:

  • Grade 4 or above in Maths
  • Grade 4 or above in English Language
  • Grade 4 or above in Science
  • Grade 4 or above in at least one other subjects

What next?

On completion of the T Level Health, UCAS points are awarded in line with the final grade. 

Higher Education options are varied with some options including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Paramedic

Employment opportunities include a wide range of skilled positions such as:

  • Health care support worker
  • Emergency care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Play specialist

Higher Apprenticeship options may include:

  • Nursing associate
  • Operating Department Practice

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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