T Level Technical Qualification in Science | Furness College
T Level Technical Qualification in Science

T Level Technical Qualification in Science

Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in science or healthcare including how the industry works, core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good scientific/clinical practice.

You will then have the chance to specialise in:
•laboratory sciences

The course is split into 2 components, core and specialism. You will learn subject such as Managing Data within the Science Sector, Safety and Environmental Regulations within the Science Sector, Good Scientific Practice and Core Science Concepts.

A T Level Transition Programme is available for students who would like to progress to T Levels but who do not meet the entry requirements, this course is at Channelside.


T Levels - The next generation

Course Content

What Modules will you Study?

Core Component = Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Our T level pathway for this route is laboratory science
• You will do an employer set project:
• Literature review
• Project plan
• Data analysis and report
• Scientific poster and presentation
• Group Discussion
• Reflective evaluation

What qualification will I achieve?

T Levels are a new two-year course equivalent to three A Levels.

How long is the course?

2 years (full-time)

How will I learn?

T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours or approximately 45 days of industry placement with an employer, to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.

The Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element of the T Level and will see students learning from a qualification that has been shaped by industry experts to reflect that of an apprenticeship. During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge that underpins the Science sector.

In addition, you will also develop occupationally specific skills that will allow you to progress to Higher Education (T levels at Level 3 carry UCAS points on the UCAS tariff), or enter skilled employment working in the Science Sector.

The Occupational specialisms will be carried out in a Science Environment.

What subjects will I study?

There will be three specialisms for the Science T level:

These will be;

• Technical: Laboratory Sciences

• Technical: Food sciences

• Technical: Metrology Sciences

How will I be assessed?

Students will be required to take a paper based exam and undertake a placement based project. Students will also be observed in placement to ensure competency in a work environment. Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.
The T Level certificate will include:
• an overall pass grade for the T Level, shown as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
• a separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as Pass, Merit or Distinction
• a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
• details of your industry placement
• a confirmation that students have met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications

Are there any additional costs?

Stationery such as folders, pens etc.

Entry Requirements

When is the next start date?

We will be offering T Levels starting September 2021.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, three of which need to be a grade 5 including Maths and Science. A grade 4 or above is needed in English.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 828377  E: info@furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

The T Level allows progression onto University to do a Science related Degree and careers in Science such as a laboratory technician, laboratory research or working within the scientific data analysis field.

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