T Levels

The Leeds Health and Care Academy is proud to be working in partnership with Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College and Leeds City College to offer Health T-Level students industry placements across the city’s Health and Care sector.

What are T levels?

  • T-levels were launched in September 2020 and are a high-quality, work-focussed alternative to A-levels for young people once they’ve completed their GCSEs.
  • T levels sit alongside A levels and apprenticeships.
  • A T level course is a Level 3 technical qualification and is equivalent to 3 A levels.
  • By completing a T Level students gain UCAS points
  • These two-year courses combine classroom theory, practical learning, and a 315-hour industry placement to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.
  • Students will spend 80% of their studies in the classroom and 20% on an industry placement provided by the Leeds Health and Care System. 
  • T levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets industry needs and prepares students for work, further training or study.
  • Learners can then progress into skilled employment, higher level technical training, or study in the health and science sector.


Here is some more information that you might find useful. 

  • The Leeds Health and Care Academy works with a diverse range of placement providers across a variety of health and social care settings to offer high quality, industry-leading placements in local communities. The student will be contributing to our bold ambition for Leeds to be the best city for health and wellbeing.
  • This benefits everyone living and working in Leeds, and you could experience working in an acute hospital; a community healthcare setting; social care settings; a care home; a voluntary organisation; or an independent provider of care services.
  • The industry placement will give you significant exposure and experience to what it’s like to work in health or care in Leeds. It equates to a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of real experience in a live workplace. Most of your industry placement will occur in your second year.
  • Industry placements are intended to provide a practical insight into your chosen sector and offers you the chance to embed your knowledge and skills learned in the education setting.
  • The T level present a unique chance to study and gain direct clinical experience early on with wider Multidisciplinary teams, shadowing Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other professions.  You will get to observe and learn from the experts in the field.
  • You could be placed in varied environments such as clinical wards, day clinics, care homes, and visiting service users in the community. 
  • You will have an induction upon starting your placement and you will have competencies/targets set to keep you on track. 
  • You will have a healthcare professional as your point of contact for support throughout your placement.

Depending on the placement area you could develop various clinical skills from

  • Daily patient centred care
  • Dressing wounds
  • Feeding patients
  • Clinical observations
  • Multi-disciplinary team work
  • Assisting with mobility
  • Promote mental wellbeing
  • Supporting families
  • Prepare the therapeutic environment

All learners will gain an understanding of communication, the importance of documentation, patient centred care, working with a wide team, caring for relatives and patients, time management and organisational skills.

If you are interested in the Health T- level, please follow the links below to Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College and Leeds City College for further information around enrolling on the Health T Level Course.

Notre Dame College is located just north of Leeds city centre in St Mark’s Avenue, Leeds, LS2 9BL. 


Leeds City College operates out of three main campuses; Park Lane, Quarry Hill, and The Print Works, all around Leeds city centre.


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