Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

T LEVEL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION IN HEALTH AND SCIENCE: HEALTH/ADULT NURSING “Let us never consider ourselves finished, nurses. We must be learning all of our lives” Florence Nightingale Having a career with a steady financial future is certainly important, but it is just as important to have one that is personally rewarding as well; a career in nursing can provide both. Though the profession can be physically exhausting, nursing is intrinsically rewarding because it offers the opportunity to make decisions that will help people live longer and healthier lives. It is a caring profession which is rewarding and extremely satisfying and can make a definitive difference to people’s lives. Developing relationships with patients and seeing the impact that this professional can make to people’s daily lives, watching them go from strength to strength because of the work and commitment given, is gratifying and motivating. This T-Level has been developed in consultation with employers in the health and social care industry to ensure students learn the skills and behaviours to give the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work in areas of adult nursing. The course provides a mixture of technical knowledge and clinical skills specific to nursing and is equivalent to 3 A Levels, with 80% classroom 20% industry placement. On completion of the course students will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study in nursing and health, for example, a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher- level technical study, including higher education. CURRICULUM STATEMENT • Workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement in a range of settings to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. • Classroom lectures for theory sessions. • Practical activities within the classroom environment for the development of practical skills. • Industry placement. • Guest speakers from industry. • Work-based projects which will be assessed by placement supervisors. Assessment is through a combination of examinations (assessing the Core Components), a graded Employer-Set Project, and assignments (assessing the Sector Option element). COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 5 grades 4-9 incl. English, Maths and Science. ENTRY CRITERIA