Level 3

Awarding Body: NCFE

Qualification Level(s)

GCSE grade 4 or above in Science and Mathematics

Course Description

Location: Highbury Campus

Do you aspire to a career working within the healthcare science sector? If you are looking to earn a qualification that will help you progress towards higher education and jobs within this exciting field. This course will provide you with the core knowledge, skills and experience required to help kick-start your journey to your future. The T Level combines learning in the classroom with gaining vital ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Our T Level Healthcare Science course is designed to increase your employment and progression prospects by having extended hands-on experience in a ‘real world’ healthcare science work placements, in which you will be supported by an expert. By completing this industry-recognised qualification, you can progress onto many different roles as a healthcare science associate, ranging from life sciences (such as infection science and blood sugar) to genomics, clinical pharmaceutical science and engineering.



In the first year you will study 3 units which give you the knowledge, theories and principles as well as core skills for the healthcare science sector. The units studied are:

  • Working within the Health and Science Sector
  • Science Concepts
  • The Employer Set Project

In the second year you will focus on a healthcare science specialism, these include working in healthcare science, pharmacy and optical care services.

  • Externally assessed exams
  • Employer-set project
  • Synoptic practical assignments
  • Employer observations

Once you complete your T Level programme you will receive an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Following a T level in Healthcare Science you can go on to work as a healthcare science associate in a number of different areas ranging from life sciences (such as infection science and blood science) to genomics, clinical pharmaceutical science and engineering. You can also work in a range of allied NHS careers including pharmacy and optical care services. You can enter the workplace, gain an apprenticeship or go onto Higher Education.