T Level Science Programme

Awarding Body: NCFE

You can apply for this programme here

Full Title: T Level in Science (with occupational specialism in laboratory sciences)

This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and can provide access into either apprenticeship programmes or university courses. It is intended to provide a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experiences to allow you progress onto your chosen specialist areas of Health and/or Science, including 45 days of work experience. Students selecting this course will have a clear determination and passion for the subject areas. They will also need high levels of resilience in to keep up with the challenge of the coursework assessed elements, and effective time management and self-study skills to achieve in the examined elements.

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Managing information and data
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to science:

  • Understanding the science sector
  • Further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, pathogens, classification of biological materials, kinetic changes and relevant analytical techniques
  • Scientific methodology
  • Experimental equipment and techniques
  • Ethics of science

More details can be found on the NCFE website

Entry Requirements: 

  • 32 GCSE Points
    • Calculate GCSE points with your best eight individual GCSE Subjects (9=9, 8=8, 7=7 etc)
  • Grade 5 in Mathematics
  • Grade 4 in English Language
  • Grades 5,5 in Science
    • Triple Science Recommended

Click Here to find out more about T Levels

Where can this course take you?

There are many options at The UEA and around the UK, as there is a high demand for workers in the health and sciences sector currently. We will be working closely with the NHS closer the time to look into the apprenticeships that are available.

For information on which universities and courses will accept T Levels, please click here