Health & Social Care NCFE Level 2 - T Level Foundation Year - City of Wolverhampton College

Health & Social Care NCFE Level 2 – T Level Foundation Year

Health & Social Care NCFE Level 2 – T Level Foundation Year

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Health & Social Care NCFE Level 2 – T Level Foundation Year

If you want to work in the health and social care sector, this T Level Foundation Year is a great place to start!

T Levels have been developed in partnership with leading employers in the health and social care industry so you can be sure that the knowledge and skills you gain on the course will be what they are looking for when recruiting staff for their business.

The Foundation Year is a Level 2 qualification which will give you an overview of the health and social care sector and you will gain skills, knowledge and understanding in a number of key areas and also get the opportunity to improve your English and maths grades, if necessary. 

A key part of T Level qualifications is work experience and, as part of the course, you will complete a 30-hour placement in an relevant health and social care setting which will enable you to work alongside existing staff, put the skills and knowledge you have gained into practice in the work place, and use the learning from your placement to inform your studies back at college. 

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of hands-on learning activities and benefit from visits from guest speakers who will provide insights into career opportunites and share their first-hand experience of working in the sector.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to the Health and Social Care T Level, which is a Level 3 qualification and is the equivalent of three A Levels. 

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

To access this course, you are required to have: 

  • Four or more GCSEs (including English language) at grade 3 (D/E) or above OR 
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 in Health and Social Care with English at grade 3 (D/E) or above
  • Good attendance and punctuality 

You will also be required to attend an interview with an admissions tutor to determine your suitabilitity for the course and will be required to have a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check - paperwork for this will be completed during induction week at the start of the academic year.

During the course you will study the following modules:  

  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Human growth and development 
  • Safeguarding and protection  
  • Communication 
  • Working in health and social care 
  • Infection prevention and control  
  • Nutrition 

By studying this course you will: 

  • Develop your understanding of the issues that need to be considered when working in health and social care environment within a multicultural society and will learn investigative skills as you look at the many factors that contribute to a diverse and equal society 
  • Learn how to communicate effectively within a health and social care environment through the investigation of different forms of communication, understanding barriers to communication and how to be able to communicate effectively 
  • Develop an appreciation of the health and wellbeing needs of others and how these needs may be addressed to improve the health and wellbeing of an individual 
  • Understand how legislation in health and social care environments is applied and develop  knowledge of how to minimise hazards and risks  
  • Improve your time management and organisational skills 
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in whole class and small group discussions and presentations 

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme in the following ways:

  • Project work
  • Assignments
  • Peer assessment
  • Case studies
  • Workbooks

 You will also be required to complete an external assessment and undertake tests for Functional Skills in English and maths.   

Successful completion of the T Level Foundation Year  will enable you to: 

  • Progress to the Health and Social Care T Level - a Level 3 qualification which is equivalent to three A Levels
  • Apply for an apprenticeship in health and social care 

*If you want to progress to the Level 3 qualification you will need to achieve Level 2 at grade 4 (C) or above, as well as English and maths at grade 4. 

We have excellent feedback from our past students, some of whom have gone on to study for relevant Level 3 qualifications, progressed to university to study for a degree, or gone on to pursue careers in the health and social care profession.  

Throughout the course you will be taught by tutors who have many years' expereince of working in the health and social care sector who will observe and assess your performance in each unit, check and mark your work and give you regular feedback.  They will also support you to develop a portfolio of work and put together your CV or personal statement. 

Following an Ofsted inspection in January 2023, the college maintained its 'Good' rating, with the report highlighting a number of strengths including students' high achievement rates and development of the academic, practical and technical knowledge they need for further study or work. 


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