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T Level Technical Qualification in Healthcare Science (Level 3) (Delivered By NCFE)

Ref:
603/7083/X
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Registration and Certification Fee
£127.50

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1105
TQT
1220

About this qualification

The technical qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme.

The purpose of the level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to the T Level.

UCAS points

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. Please check the UCAS website for more information.

Performance points

The TQ is eligible for performance points.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for post-16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the healthcare science sector.

This technical qualification will support students onto a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for post-16 students.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a student must have for this qualification. However, students may find it helpful if they have already studied at level 2.

How is this qualification structured?

The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core component: the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles as well as core skills for the healthcare science sector.

Occupational specialism:

• Assisting with healthcare science

The occupational specialism provides students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

How is it assessed?

Core component:

• paper A written examination
• paper B written examination
• employer-set project

In order to achieve a grade for the core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the core component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational specialism component:

• synoptic assignments

The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in the occupational specialism component. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

• employment
• higher education
• apprenticeship

Career opportunities

Entry level role in the healthcare science sector.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Healthcare science assistant (physiological measurements, sample collection, sample analysis).

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Key dates

Please see the Key Dates Schedule below for a timeline of the key dates for this qualification.

Key Dates Schedule (Delivery Years: Sep 2021 – August 2022 / Sep 2022 – August 2023)


Qualification Specification

Qualification Specification
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Command Verbs
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Core Papers

Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper B Specimen Question Paper
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Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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Employer-set Project

Employer-set Project - Provider Guide
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Employer-set Project Assisting with Healthcare Science

Assisting with Healthcare Science - Employer-set Project - Project Brief
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Employer-set Project - Mark Scheme
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Employer-set Project - Pro-formas
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Employer-set Project Optical Care Services

Optical Care Services - Employer-set Project - Project Brief
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Optical Care Services - Employer-set Project - Mark Scheme
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Assisting with Healthcare Science Occupational Specialism

Assisting with Healthcare Science - All Assignments - Provider Guide
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 1 - Assignment Brief
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 1 - Mark Scheme
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 - Assignment Brief
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 - Mark Scheme
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 - Standard Operating Procedures - Assignment Brief Insert
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 3 - Assignment Brief
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 4 - Assignment Brief
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 1 - Task 1 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 - Task 1 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 - Task 2 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 3 - Task 1 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 3 - Task 2 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Optical Care Services Occupational Specialism

Optical Care Services - All Assignments - Provider Guide
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Optical Care Services - Assignment 1 - Assignment Brief
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Optical Care Services - Assignment 1 - Mark Scheme
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Optical Care Services - Assignment 4 - Mark Scheme
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Optical Care Services - Assignment 1 - Task 1 - Practical Skills Assessment Evidence Requirement Form
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Optical Care Services - Assignment 3 - Task 3 - Practical Skills Assessment Evidence Requirement Form
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Additional support

Comparison of Monitoring Reviews Across NCFE and Pearson T Levels
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Assisting with Healthcare Science Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 1 Pass
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 1 Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 Pass
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 2 Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 3 Pass
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 3 Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 4 Pass
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Healthcare Science - Assisting with Healthcare Science - Assignment 4 Distinction
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Optical Care Services Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 1 - Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 1 - Pass
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 2 - Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 2 - Pass
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 2 - Evidence Forms - Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 2 - Evidence Forms - Pass
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 3 - Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 3 - Pass
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 4 - Distinction
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Healthcare Science - Optical Care Services - Assignment 4 - Pass
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The arrangements for T Levels set out in the VCRF consultation outcomes are, in line with other VTQs, that exams and assessments should go ahead in the academic session of 2021 to 2022. There will be no adaptations to the Core Exam or Employer Set Project.

To help students prepare for occupational specialism assessments, there may be adaptations made to the delivery of occupational specialism assessments.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 6037083X V1.0
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