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T-Level in Health (Clinical) Supporting Mental Health

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Upon successful completion of the T Level Health – Mental Health Pathway program, graduates will be well-prepared for various career opportunities in the mental health sector, including:

  • Mental Health Support Worker: Provide direct support and assistance to individuals experiencing mental health challenges. 
  • Mental Health Counsellor: Offer counselling and therapeutic services to individuals and groups.
  • Psychological Assistant: Assist psychologists in assessments, therapy sessions, and research.
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist: Work in crisis hotlines or organizations dealing with mental health emergencies.
  • Mental Health Advocate: Advocate for mental health awareness and support within communities and organizations.
  • Further Education: Pursue higher education in psychology, counselling, or related fields to advance your career.

Who is it for?

Health is a vital field that we all depend upon as the Covid pandemic has clearly demonstrated to us all. This T level is a 2 year course, equivalent to 3 A Levels but with a more vocational focus in Adult Nursing and designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in Adult Nursing.

You’ll gain in-depth industry experience via a work placement in the healthcare sector so you have more focus on vocational skills development than A Levels. This will help you into skilled employment in Health, or progress to University or an Apprenticeship. In addition to classroom-based lessons, the course includes a minimum of 315 hours working with an employer on a relevant industry placement.

 The T Level Health – Mental Health Pathway program at Inspired Education Group is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of mental health, psychology, and practical skills to support individuals experiencing mental health challenges. This two-year course prepares students for rewarding careers in the mental health sector and equips them with the knowledge to promote well-being and offer vital support.

During your second year, you will also work on an employer-set project in a real-life setting. This 45-day industry placement is your chance to put your knowledge into practice. It’s also an amazing opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in health and be part of the mental healthcare team.

What is covered?

Course Objectives:

  • Mental Health Awareness: Develop a deep understanding of mental health issues, disorders, and challenges.
  • Psychological Insights: Study psychology principles to comprehend human behaviour and mental processes.
  • Support and Intervention: Acquire skills in providing mental health support, intervention, and crisis management.
  • Therapeutic Techniques: Learn evidence-based therapeutic techniques for supporting individuals with mental health concerns.
  • Communication Skills: Enhance communication and empathy skills for effective interaction with individuals facing mental health challenges.
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations: Understand ethical and legal aspects of mental health care.

Course Content:

You will develop a general understanding of:

  • A general understanding of Health • Working within the Health sector • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Managing information and data
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • Core science concepts.

You will also learn about topics specific to science:

  • Understanding the Healthcare sector
  • Providing person-centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Further science knowledge
  • Health and safety in the Healthcare sector
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Managing personal information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 5/C or above, including English Language, Maths and Science, or a Grade A  in a relevant Level 2 qualification, including grades 4/C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science.

You will also need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds that you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. The College manages applications for a DBS, and we will contact you with the forms and guidance you require to complete this during enrolment.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The support I received from my support worker and my teachers has helped me gain new skills and develop my knowledge and confidence.

Brandon Harris
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