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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide a transition year to the T Level in Health and will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare for the challenge.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including a grade 4 in English.

You must be willing to provide evidence for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Course Content

You’ll gain a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for a successful career in the health sector. The course offers a placement and the opportunity to develop work-related skills in a health or care environment. 

Units include:

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Needs in Health and Social Care
  • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development

You will also develop study skills that will enable you to progress to the T Level.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a range of assignment and placement tasks scheduled over the year as well as exams which are externally assessed.  These will include written assessments, presentations, displays and practical tasks.  An overall grade is given at the end of the year.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need practical smart clothing and shoes for attendance at your placement. You will also have to cover the travel costs to reach your placement.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This course is the ideal preparation for the T Level in Health.


You can consider various careers in the health sector including nursing, paramedic work, science and midwifery.


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Harli-Marie Richards

Harli-Marie Richards

Exploring the rewards of a childcare career

Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. Before embarking on her apprenticeship,
Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.

It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.


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