T-levels are a two-year qualification, equivalent to three A-levels, and are designed by employers and businesses to ensure students are learning industry specific content and up to date industry standards to prepare you to work in the mental health care sector or progress onto higher education.
For 80% of the T-level you will be learning in a classroom or simulated setting, and 20% will be learning through your industry placement. The industry placement will be in a mental health care setting, and you will have to complete a minimum of 45 days. Embedded within the T-level will be students learning English, Math and Digital skills, weekly tutorials, and 2 hours of Education Enhancement Program where students will learn contextualised English/Math and Digital skills.
In the first year of Supporting Mental health Team route, you will learn a range of topics that will boost your knowledge in scientific practices, person centred care, infection control, following legislations and current guidelines and learning about mental health and wellbeing. In addition, you will also learn core science content relating to health care. During industry placement you will learn how to apply content that you have learnt to practice, as well as shadowing and learning basic skills realting to support individuals with mental health. Finally, Math, English and digital skills will be integreated within the qualification and will be applied in occupationally relevant context.
In the final year of your studies, you will really start to learn and understand how you can support the mental health team. Through industry placement you can start to relate what you have learnt within the classroom to practice and understand how to support mental health teams to effectively care for individuals. Throughout the second year in Supporting Mental health teams you will learn:
You will be required to have five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English language, Math, and Science at Grade 4.
There are several assessment methods during the 2 year course.
2 external examinations: Paper A (Health), Paper B (Science), employer set project which consists of a range of mini assessment methods such as presentation, case studies and report writing.
Synoptic assignments and practical assessments relating to supporting the mental health team, professional discussions as well as building a portfolio of assessed compentencies.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress onto some of the following roles:
Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!