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Target audience 

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to progress to a career in Nursing. This T Level course is designed to support you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for entry to Adult Nursing. You could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. Career options might include working across adult nursing in hospitals, health centres, people's homes, prisons and the NHS. The course includes classroom theory sessions, practical skills sessions and an on-site industrial placement. Those who complete a T Level are well placed to develop full occupational competence in their chosen field or go on to successful higher study. Students must complete 45 days work experience over two years.

Entry requirements 

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Maths and English and Science
  • Clear enhanced DBS required
  • Prospective learners will be interviewed by a specialist member of the Health Care team to assess their suitability
Course content 

Units include working in health and social care, health and safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector, providing person-centred support, health and well-being, safeguarding, managing personal information, good scientific and clinical practice, infection prevention and control in health specific settings and managing information and data within the health and social care sector. Other units that will also be studied in year 1 are science based.

Placement during the programme will be at an NHS hospital. In year1, learners will complete a 1 day a week industry placment (105 hours). In year 2, learners will study the content of their occupational specialism, focusing on relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, framed around practical tasks linked to that specialism. Typically, learners will learn to analyse and interpret the requirements of a practical task, plan and prepare for the task, perform the task safely and accurately, review and evaluate the outcomes of the task and effectively communicate throughout the task. The occupational specialism units include, assisting the adult nursing team with clinical skills, support individuals to meet activities of daily living and assist with skin integrity assessments and with the care and treatment of skin conditions. In year 2, learners will continue to complete a 1 day a week industry placement (224 hours), allowing learners to put their studies into context and further develop their skills in a real work environment. As part of learners' continuous development, all will take part in Hartlepool College of Further Education's mandatory tutorial programme. The tutorial, typically covered in one session per week, will allow learners to interact with their assigned tutor for progress checks and development of beneficial soft skills.

Assessment criteria 

Learners will be formatively assessed throughout the T Level programme, with feedback for development and improvement. Formal summative assessment is by way of exams, project work and practical assignments. In year 1, students will be assessed by two, 150 minute written exams and an externally set project completed over a number of days. The occupational specialism content covered in year 2 is assessed by a single practical assignment completed over several days. Students are given 9 hours and 15 minutes to complete this assessment. Occupational specialism assessment is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Learners must also complete at least 315 hours of industry placement over the course of the 2 years in order to qualify for the T Level. The overall grade of the qualification is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and is dependent on the grades achieved in the above assessments.


Upon successful completion of this programme of study, learners will hold qualifications that are recognised nationally by further and higher education establishments, as well as employers and other stakeholders. This will enable them to progress to employment, higher apprenticeships and further study.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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