Health and Science T level: Health - Supporting the Midwifery Team specialism
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?
||Health and Science T level: Health - Supporting the Midwifery Team specialism
||T Level Technical Qualification
This T Level has been developed in collaboration with health and science employers so the content meets the needs of industry and will prepare you for the workplace. It will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to work within the healthcare sector at assistant level or to progress to a higher level qualification. The course will involve a mix of classroom-based learning where you will cover the core scientific concepts and key regulations across the health and science route. You will also complete a 45-day placement with a midwifery team where you will learn all about the key skills required to follow this rewarding career.
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During this two-year programme, you will gain core knowledge and understanding of the contexts, theories, and principles that underpin the health and science industry.
Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in health or science including how the industry works, core scientific concepts, and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good scientific/clinical practice.
You will have in-depth look at roles and progression opportunities within the healthcare sector and the diversity of employers and organisations you could work for. You will learn all about providing person-centered care, health and wellbeing as well as further science concepts such as human anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders. You will also cover important issues such as infection prevention and control in health-specific settings and managing personal information. During the second year, you will go into greater depth in your chosen specialism of supporting the midwifery team, working towards the following outcomes:
- Assisting the midwifery team with clinical tasks and learning about the stages of pregnancy, looking at the various different roles and responsibilities within the team, the range of clinical interventions used to provide maternity support, and the birthing environment
- Assisting the midwife to provide care for mothers and supporting parents at all stages, from antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal
- Assisting with the care of new-born babies by undertaking observations and measurements.
During your industry placement, you will work on an employer set project. This will give you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in a real-life setting as well as experiencing first-hand what it is like to work in the health sector and be part of the team.
English, maths, and digital skills relevant to the health and science route will be integrated throughout the course and you must achieve a level 2 in English and maths as a minimum exit requirement.
How will it be delivered?
You will be assessed via a variety of methods such as external exams, controlled assessments, an employer-led set project and summarise your learning through practical assignments.
This will generate an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction, or distinction*. You will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate which will show a breakdown of what you have achieved and can be worth up to 168 UCAS points.
To enrol onto this course you must have achieved five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. These must include maths, English, and biology.
Your next steps...
You will gain a T Level in Health and Science: Health and be qualified to progress on to a career supporting the midwifery team. You could also continue to higher-level apprenticeship or degree.
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