T Level Health - Healthcare Professional CACHE Level 3

30005W1 | Centre for Advanced Technical Studies
Start Date | 05/09/2022
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

So what are T Levels? They are high quality work focused alternatives to A levels. There is academic study, coupled with practical, industry related skills and 45 days of industry placement built into the course. T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other vocational & technical courses. Equivalent to 3 A Levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help you into skilled employment, university study or apprenticeships. If you prefer a practical approach to learning yet want a predominantly classroom-based course the T Level is for you.

What will I study?

The T Level Health was developed in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust to provide a pioneering programme relevant to the healthindustry. The programme is based at the Parsons Walk Centre in Wigan and is new for 2021. The core element of a T Level in Health will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as the principles of good scientific and clinical practice, as well as fundamental scientific concepts alongside an understanding of standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, and the importance of quality standards and health and safety. You will also learn howto manage data in a healthcare setting.Your occupational specialism will cover the diverse range of roles within the NHS. You will learn therapeutic techniques and interventions, how to provide advice,treatment and support recovery from diagnosis to aftercare. You will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with an industry placement of around 45 days. This will provide an amazing opportunity for you to work with an employer while you study, in a hospital or other healthcare setting, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for. You will also study maths, digital and English at anappropriate level.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the year by a range of methods, including assignments, presentations, group work, written exams, and an employer set project.

What qualifications do I need?

A minumum of 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including Maths, English & Science.

What can I progress onto?

You may progress to university and choose from a range of degrees in in health sector subjects, to a degree apprenticeship or relevant employment. The NHS needs to recruit 190,000 more staff by 2027 to meet thedemands of a growing and ageing population. Around 29,000 healthcare professionals are employed in the region, and this number is expected to increase over the coming years.Job roles can include, Dietician, Learning disability nurse, Occupational therapist, Pharmacist and Radiographer.

Other Information

You will have the opportunity to apply for a 2,000 pound scholarship. We work with employers to offer you valuable work experience. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free-bus-pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
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Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work with people who have a physical or learning disability or mental illness, actively engaging them in purposeful activities in order to maximise self-confidence, independent functioning and well-being.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

13.93%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£20,664
Entry
£35,110
Median
£49,814
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.

Knowledge

Therapy and Counselling Psychology Education and Training Customer and Personal Service Sociology and Anthropology English Language Medicine and Dentistry Administration and Management Biology

Skills

Reading Comprehension Monitoring Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Speaking Active Listening Writing Active Learning
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Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

15.15%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£16,959
Entry
£34,086
Median
£48,361
Potential

Typical Tasks

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training Therapy and Counselling Psychology Medicine and Dentistry English Language Biology Law and Government

Skills

Critical Thinking Speaking Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension Writing Learning Strategies
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Medical Radiographers

Medical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

17.43%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£18,772
Entry
£44,026
Median
£93,804
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
  • Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
  • Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
  • Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
  • Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
  • Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
  • Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
  • Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
  • Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Medicine and Dentistry Computers and Electronics English Language Mathematics Physics Education and Training Biology

Skills

Speaking Reading Comprehension Active Listening Critical Thinking Writing Monitoring
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Podiatrists

Podiatrists (formerly known as chiropodists) diagnose and treat ailments and abnormalities of the human foot and lower limb, deal with minor infections, injuries and deformities, and conditions resulting from other major health disorders such as diabetes.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

10.62%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£16,321
Entry
£36,128
Median
£80,963
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.
  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.
  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.
  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.
  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.
  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.
  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.
  • Examines patient.

Knowledge

Medicine and Dentistry Customer and Personal Service English Language Therapy and Counselling Administration and Management Clerical Economics and Accounting

Skills

Active Listening Reading Comprehension Active Learning Critical Thinking Science Speaking Learning Strategies Monitoring Writing
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Health Professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other health-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 221: Health Professionals. They may work autonomously or in teams with other health workers.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

11.18%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£18,772
Entry
£42,714
Median
£90,514
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Monitors patient.
  • Supervises physiotherapy assistants.
  • Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient.
  • Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary.
  • Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain.
  • Writes up patients.
  • Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment.
  • Provides prosthetic devices to patients and advises on rehabilitation.
  • Carries out a range of oral/dental treatments.
  • Diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of hearing-related problems.
  • Conducts medical education relevant to specialism and provides team leadership and supervision.
  • Operate heart-lung machines during surgical procedures.
  • Provides high level support within surgical teams before, during and after surgery.
  • Provides expert technical and technological support in the delivery of critical care.
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Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

18.89%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£22,713
Entry
£57,774
Median
£123,560
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Knowledge

Medicine and Dentistry Psychology Therapy and Counselling Biology Customer and Personal Service English Language Education and Training Chemistry Mathematics Sociology and Anthropology Administration and Management Physics Personnel and Human Resources Law and Government Public Safety and Security Economics and Accounting

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Monitoring Critical Thinking Active Listening Science Learning Strategies Speaking Writing Mathematics
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