2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


2 Years


Level 3

Course code


Fee Information

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see our Fees and funding page for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

This two-year T-Level programme has been developed to meet industry needs, and is the equivalent to three A-Levels.

Delivered by lecturers with extensive industry experience, this T-Level course will also be supported by significant employer interaction, to encourage you to embrace the experiences of working in the adult nursing sector.

Entry Criteria

You must hold five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, English and a science subject.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a tunic for all practical and work-based activities. This tunic can be purchased directly from our supplier at a cost of approximately £20 (plus P&P).

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to attend an interview with a member of our team.

Modules Studied

You will study the following modules:

  • Working within the health and science sector~ The mental healthcare sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations in the health and science sector
  • Health and safety regulations applicable in the healthcare sector
  • Managing information and data within the health and science sector
  • Managing personal information
  • Good scientific and clinical practice Providing person-centred care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Infection prevention and control in health specific settings
  • Safeguarding

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching will include a variety of classroom based sessions, self-study and workplace learning activities.

Assessment is both formative and summative.

Formative assessments aim to support your learning in preparation for summative assessment. They will include peer assessment, self-assessment and tutor assessment.

Summative assessments are conducted by the awarding body. They will include synoptic projects, an employer-based project and exam.

Your industry placement is assessed by your work-based supervisor and your tutor. You will be graded based on your performance in the workplace.

You will complete two written examinations and an Employer-set Project (ESP).

Industry Links

At NCD, we have strong links with a variety of leading employers within the sector.

As a T-Level student at NCD, you will benefit from access to the knowledge and experience of industry professionals. We will welcome a range of employers on campus, and will be invited on visits to the workplace.


T-Levels include an enhanced industry placement for you to gain the edge in the workplace.

You must complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement. To demonstrate a threshold competence in adult nursing, you will be observed during your industry placement.