Assisting with Healthcare Science – T-Level (Healthcare Science) – Level 3*
Start Date: 4th September 2023
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Are you caring, compassionate and want to work with people? A career in Healthcare Science could be for you, contributing to safe patient care in every area of the healthcare sector.
As a student on the T-Level in Assisting with Healthcare Science you will build your knowledge in areas including principles of person-centred care, infection prevention and good scientific and clinical practice, alongside theoretical studies of biology, chemistry and physics.
Learning in our industry-standard facilities from tutors with real experience, you will complete the course with the scientific knowledge and practical experience to pursue a variety of roles in the healthcare science industry.
You will also undertake an employer industry placement for a minimum of 45 days throughout your course, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and put what you’ve learned into practice.
*subject to approval– please refer to Course Information for further details.
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What can I do with a qualification in Health and Care
- 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.
Median Salary£38,061 View more
Therapy professionals n.e.c.
- Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
- Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
- Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
Median Salary£37,682 View more
Houseparents and residential wardens
- Keeps records and writes reports.
- Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
- Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
- Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
- Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
- Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
- Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.
Median Salary£24,195 View more
- Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
- Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
- Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
- Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
- Supports and secures chair bound clients.
- Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.
Median Salary£19,814 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£37,835 View more
- Participates in training and supervision.
- Gives evidence in court.
- Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
- Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
- Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
- Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
- Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
- Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.
Median Salary£39,848 View more
- Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
- Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
- Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
- Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
- Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.
Median Salary£40,516 View more
Nursing Auxiliaries and Assistants
- Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
- Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
- Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
- Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
- Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.
Median Salary£22,683 View more
Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)
- Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
- Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
- Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
- Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
- Helps patients into and out of ambulance.
Median Salary£25,197 View more
Care Workers and Home Carers
- Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
- Monitors service users.
- Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
- Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
- Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
- Generally assists with service users.
- Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
- Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.