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September 1 Year Level 2 Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

The T Level Foundation focuses on core scientific and healthcare knowledge combined with specialised practical experience. The course enables you to study a level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care, develop clinical skills and knowledge and application of Real World Maths which will all prepare you for progressing onto a Level 3 programme.

This qualification is designed in consultation with healthcare professionals to ensure relevance and rigor. It merges classroom learning with practical application, making it a dynamic choice for young people eager to make an immediate impact in healthcare.

Choose the T Level Foundation in Health & Science to begin your path to becoming a healthcare professional. It's more than education; it's the start of your journey to making a difference in people's lives.

You will need 3 GCSE's at grade 4-9 including English, Maths and ideally a science based GCSE. You will also need an enhanced DBS check to enable you to attend placement (we fund this for you).

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be required to purchase your own stationary such as pens and paper. You will also require a uniform, details of which will be provided to you upon enrolment.

Discover a dynamic blend of classroom instruction and practical training tailored to prepare you for a thriving career in healthcare. This programme features academic coursework complemented by real-world placements to hone your professional skills. Assessments ensure you can apply your knowledge effectively in real healthcare settings.

GCSE Maths and English are pivotal for your success in this programme, serving as the cornerstone of your educational foundation. These subjects enhance your analytical skills, critical thinking, and ability to communicate effectively—qualities essential for any healthcare professional. Mastery in Maths and English not only supports your understanding of technical health concepts but also empowers you to excel in real-world settings, from calculating medication dosages to documenting patient care and communicating with multidisciplinary teams. Start your journey in healthcare on the right foot, with the skills that will enable you to make a significant impact in the lives of others.

You will engage in the healthcare environment, gaining invaluable hands-on experience across various settings and from industry experts. These placements are tailored to deepen your understanding and skills in real-world scenarios, enabling you to connect with professionals and patients alike and give you an insight into the industry.

Our course is designed with strong industry links that bridge the gap between education and the professional world, ensuring that you are industry-ready upon graduation. We partner with leading healthcare organizations and these partnerships provide an enriching curriculum that's directly informed by the latest in healthcare advancements and workforce needs. Engage with experts, participate in pioneering health projects, and gain exclusive insights into your future profession. These industry connections not only enrich your learning experience but also enhance your professional network and career prospects in the vibrant world of healthcare.

Your weekly schedule will be full-time, over 3 – 4 days per week, including industry placements. This will allow you to not only build your academic knowledge but also sharpen your practical skills, and ensure you are well-prepared for next steps.

Maximum of 4 days per week- Mon-Friday (9am-5.30) Students will be required to attend college and placement. Days and times will be provided to you upon enrolment.

The T Level Foundation in Health & Science is designed to launch your career in healthcare with a robust blend of classroom learning and extensive real-world experience. Perfect for post-GCSE students passionate about making a meaningful impact in health and science, but not quite ready for the T-Level, the course provides a solid foundation to build on and successfully progress.

Embedded into your programme, you will develop knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care, Human Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology and Safeguarding and Protection. In addition, you will develop core digital and clinical skills and Real World Maths.

What’s next?

Upon completing this course, you’ll be fully equipped to step into our T-Level in Health programme. You will be able to choose from a selection of pathways to study, these include Adult Nursing, Mental Health or Therapy Teams.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.