T Level Health - Mental Health Nursing CACHE Level 3

30008W1 | 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 health industry. 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 how to manage data in a healthcare setting. Your occupational specialism will cover all aspects of mental health nursing including recognising the signs, symptoms and treatments of a range of conditions. You will also examine mental health and its impact on service users from children to the elderly. 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 an appropriate level.

How long is the course?

2 Years

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 nurses are employed in the region, and this number is expected to increase over the coming years. Mental heath nursing is practiced in a number of settings including the community or in hospitals or secure environments such as prisons. Job roles include Mental Health Nurse, Counsellor, Psychologist and Substance misuse recovery worker.

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?
Yes No

Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

12.26%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£16,013
Entry
£38,164
Median
£57,822
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Knowledge

Psychology Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Medicine and Dentistry Education and Training English Language Biology Sociology and Anthropology Mathematics Public Safety and Security

Skills

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

Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

11.1%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£21,885
Entry
£37,230
Median
£83,433
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

Knowledge

Therapy and Counselling Psychology Customer and Personal Service English Language Education and Training Sociology and Anthropology Clerical Medicine and Dentistry

Skills

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