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    About the course

    The T Level Pathway Programme is a new type of 16 to 19 study programme, specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto and success on a T Level. It is targeted at students who are not ready to start a T Level but have the potential, once successful, to progress onto one following a tailored preparation programme.

    Entry requirements

    At least 4 GCSE grades that are grade 3 and above

    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.

    Who is it suitable for?

    For students looking to progress into a range of careers that involve laboratory science but do not have the requirements to or study science at level 3.

    Awarding Body

    Gateway Qualifications

    Why study?

    The T Level Transition Programme consists of five core components which are tailored to the needs of individual students:

    • diagnostic and guidance period which will help us assess your capability and support needs so we can tailor your support. We will also help you decide which T Level route you want to prepare for.
    • English and maths are core components of the T Level Transition programme and if you have not already achieved at least a GCSE grade 4 in English and/or maths we will support you to continue studying and achieve this.
    • We will support you with work experience and work preparation to help you develop the skills, behaviours, attitudes and confidence you need to prepare you for the T Level Industry Placement.
    • To make sure you are well prepared for your chosen T Level the programme will offer introductory technical skills which are relevant for your chosen T Level route. This  consists of an accredited Level 2 qualification , projects based learning and industry visit
    • We are committed to offering high quality pastoral support and personal development opportunities. We will provide you with relevant and meaningful support to address barriers to education, support emotional and/or mental health difficulties, and support the development of your study reflective and resilience skills.

    Where will this course take me?

    After completing this course successfully you will have a Level 2  Extended Certificate in Applied Science and Technology  and progress onto the T Level in laboratory Sciences (Level 3) if all the requirements are met. 

    If you change your mind, we can assist you in selecting other pathways towards a career in Science.

    Core modules

    • Biology and our Environment
    • Chemistry and our Earth
    • Energy and our Universe
    • Using Mathematical Tools in Science and Technology
    • Working in Science and Technology
    • Carrying out a Science or technology project

    Optional modules

    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?

    Portfolio of Evidence which includes:

    • Assignments
    • projects
    • topic tests

    Will I have to provide anything?

    • Folders
    • Pens
    • Paper
    • Recommended course text as per your interview, enrolment information to follow.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.