- Type: T Levels | Vocational Courses | Science
- Level: 3
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Start: September 2021
- Duration: 2 years or 3 years depending on qualifications at point of entry
About the course
If you want a career in Laboratory Science, then this this is your opportunity to enrol on this new generation of qualifications that offer an attractive technical alternative to studying three different A levels. This exciting two year course which has been designed with employers to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within the science sector. The T Level has a mixture of technical knowledge and industry work placement to provide you with the skills and experience you need to start your science career.
2 year option – GCSE grade c or 4 or above in English and Maths and double or triple Science.
3 year option – GCSE grade D or 3 in English, maths and Science (single, double or triple).
How much does it cost?
Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.
On this course you will learn a range of scientific techniques including:
- Analysis of substances and environments ï Titration
- Micro and nanoscience
- Preparation of serial dilutions Knowledge of laboratory techniques to identify, separate and analyse substances and environments
- Distillation ï Filtration
- Tissue culture
- Cloning, protein purification, genes and enzyme classification
- Microbiology environmental:
- Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
- Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
- Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
- Suspended solids
- Measuring toxicology
- Mechanics and ionising radiation
- Thermal Electricity
Magnetism Knowledge of cutting-edge techniques, particularly those related to genomics, including:
- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Gel electrophoresis
- Flow cytometry
- Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy( NMR)
- Next generation sequencing
- Working within the Health and Science sector
- Health, Safety and Environmental regulations in the Health and Science sector
- Managing information and data within the Health and Science sector
- Good Scientific and Clinical Practice
- Core Science concepts
- The Science Sector
- Further Science Concepts
- Application of Safety, Health and Environmental practices in the workplace
- Scientific methodology
- Data handling and processing
- Experimental equipment and techniques
- Employer set Project
Occupational Specialism: Supporting Healthcare
Performance outcome 1: assist with an individual’s overall care and needs to ensure comfort and wellbeing
Performance outcome 2: assist registered health professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks and interventions
Performance outcome 3: undertake a range of physiological measurements
How will I be assessed?
The Core Component content indicates the relevant knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to all occupations within Health and Science: Healthcare Science. The knowledge and skills are all externally assessed through 2 written examinations and an Employer Set Project.
The Occupational Specialisms are divided into performance outcomes, each of which indicates the knowledge and skills required to enable you to achieve threshold competence in the chosen Occupational Specialism. These performance outcomes are all externally assessed through synoptic assignments, in which you will be expected to demonstrate required knowledge and skills.
As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement. In order to demonstrate threshold competence in your chosen occupational specialism you will be observed during your industry placement.
Will I have to provide anything?
- Recommended course text as per your interview, enrolment information to follow.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
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