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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 3 Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare. The T Level is designed to support students to develop the skills, knowledge and professional 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, the community and prisons.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 5-9, including Maths & English Language and Science.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire This course will require the usual stationary requirements for study at this level and the purchase of a polo shirt for placement.

The core element of the T Level in Health will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as the principles of good scientific and clinical practice, as well as fundamental scientific concepts alongside an understanding of standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards and health and safety. You will also learn how to manage data in a healthcare setting.

Your occupational specialism will cover all aspects of adult nursing including physiological readings and how to care for service users in different settings and with different needs. Practical practice sessions will be carried out in our 3 bed Health Hub and assisted living area.

Core knowledge is assessed through a combination of written exams and an employer-set project. Specialist knowledge and skills are assessed through a combination of a written exam and practical projects.

You must have a good understanding of Maths and English, grade 5 or above at GCSE are needed for you to study this course.

You will be able to put everything you learn into practice with an industry placement of around 45 days over the course of 2 years.

This will provide an amazing opportunity for you to work with an employer while you study, in a hospital or other healthcare setting and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for. This will provide an additional element to your university application to a nursing or associated degree programme and help prepare you for this rigorous interview process.

This T Level has been developed with the support of local employers including North Tees and Hartlepool NHS hospital trust and local nursing care homes through our employer forum. During your studies you will benefit from the excellent links we have with our local universities, relevant guest speakers, master classes, placement, trips and visits.

This is a full time programme delivered over two years. Your timetable will be confirmed at the start of term including your industry placement.

This T Level in supporting the Adult Nurse is specifically for those who wish to pursue a career in Nursing, the normal progression route following successful completion of this course would be onto a Nursing degree

T Levels are the equivalent to achieving 3 A-Levels and will be worth UCAS points. For example, a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A-Levels at A*.

The qualification will be recognised by universities and other education providers for students who wish to further their studies.


Equivalent to 3 A-Levels

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Why sixth form is different to school

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.