T Levels for health and healthcare science

At our Industry Excellence Academy, you can study one of our Health and Healthcare Science T Level qualification or T Level Foundation Year programmes. They have been developed in collaboration with employers, and combine theory, practical and classroom learning with a minimum 15-day (Foundation Year) or 45-day (T Level) industry placement. If you opt to take a T Level, you will spend 20% of your time on an industry placement and 80% in the classroom.

The programmes of study within our Industry Excellence Academy have been co-developed with industry partners. Working so closely with employers means you’ll benefit from courses that are aligned with current industry skills demand, as well as a range of industry-level activities and lessons.

Once you complete your journey in our Industry Excellence Academy for Business you will have the qualifications you need to take the next steps towards an amazing career as well as the experience and skills that will help you stand out to future employers.

This will include masterclasses and lessons delivered by industry experts, visits from guest speakers at the forefront of the industry and opportunities to work on live briefs that will enable you to develop the skills and confidence you’ll need once you begin your career in the health and healthcare science industry.

If you’re interested in working in a medical or scientific profession, our courses will help you gain an understanding of the health and science sector including; providing person-centred care, core science concepts or infection prevention and control and much more. You will also develop deeper levels of knowledge and skills on your chosen subject whilst gaining industry experience.

Foundation Year PROGRAMMES

If you haven’t quite achieved the grades for a T Level there is the option of a Foundation Year Programme, which is a Level 2, one-year programme that will then allow you to progress on to a T Level.

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Those successful in gaining a place on our T Levels will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:

  • £300 per year bursary*
  • Free branded work wear
  • Access to industry standard technologies
  • Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
  • And much more

*Subject to requirements

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jump start programme 

The Jump Start to T Levels programme is a two-week introduction to our Industry Excellence Academy, T Levels and T Level Foundation Year Programmes.

Topics covered on the programme includes:

  • Health – Effective communication, Person Centred care, Health education
  • Healthcare Science – Handling data, Infection control, Health and Safety of environment
  • And much more

Completion of the Jump Start programme is an entry requirement of our T Level and T Level Foundation Year Programmes. 


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include:

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Manchester Settlement

Manchester Settlement is a charity that is rooted in the urban communities of Manchester.

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NHS Careers Hub

Initiative aimed at improving the information and support available to people who are looking for careers opportunities in the NHS.

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The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK with the biggest student community.


From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College in our gallery.  


If you want to find out more about our Health and Healthcare Science T Levels and Foundation Year Programmes, register to attend one of our upcoming open events. Speak to tutors, hear from current students and get a glimpse of our facilities.

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Find out more about our T Level and Foundation Year Programmes that are available to you in our Health and Healthcare Science T Level subject guide.