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Suitable for 16-18
Level 2
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Subject area Health & Social Care
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

T Level Transition courses are one-year technical courses that prepare students with the skills and foundation to take on a T Level Health or Healthcare Science pathway programme.

This course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work. The course will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement.

You will spend 80-85% of your time in the classroom and 15-20% on a 30-day high-quality work placement with an employer to give you the knowledge and skills companies look for.

Newham College is one of 64 colleges and providers nationally selected to offer this programme in 2021.

Course description

This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers within the industry to ensure that you will develop the core knowledge and practical skills to give you the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work.

The course will include core and specialist content and will combine theory with hands-on skills required for an occupational specialism. As part of your transition course, you will learn about:

  • Working within the Health and Science Sector
  • Biology and Our Environment
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Applications of Chemical Substances

Students will also gain required vendor-based qualifications based on the occupational specialism as part of the course.

Additional information

Entry requirements

An interview with a teacher and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 3/D including at least one grade 4/C in English and maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A Science GCSE may also prove beneficial but not essential.


When you pass the Transitional course, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved. The course will allow you to progress onto a T Level course or an appropriate Level 3 vocational programme.

Fees and funding

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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