This is a two-year programme (or three-year if studying a transition programme) designed with employers to give you the skills that the health industry needs and will be available at Aylesbury and Wycombe campuses.
Industry placements are an integral component within T Levels and are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by doing a qualification alone.
What will I learn?
Designed and developed in collaboration with employers, this programme is a mixture of classroom and work based learning to give you the technical skills and workplace experience to kick-start your career into the health sector.
You will complete a core technical qualification, occupational specialism in supporting the mental health team, and an industry placement of at least 315 hours.
Technical areas of study will include assisting the mental health team with clinical tasks and supporting individuals to meet activities of daily living. As part of this study programme, you will develop your maths and English skills, and attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID). All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
Year 1 - Working within the health and science sector
Year 1 - Good scientific and clinal practice
Year 1 - Providing person centred care
Year 1 - Health and Wellbeing
Year 1 - Infection Prevention and control
Year 2 - Roles and Responsibilities of Mental Health Team
Year 2 - Health and Safety in Mental Health Settings
Year 2 - Developing long term effective and sustained relationships with individuals
Year 2 - Strategies for developing enhanced communication skills
Year 2 - Reporting and recording in mental health settings
- Year 2 - Performance outcome - assist the mental health team with mental health tasks and therapeutic interventions.
How will I be assessed?
- Paper A written examination
- Paper B written examination
- Employer-set project
In order to achieve a grade for the core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).
English, Maths and Science plus two other GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above.
To join this course, you will need five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including both English, Math and Science.
You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment. Learners must have clean DBS.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Nursing, Mental Health working, Health Care Assistant, Higher Education.