School leavers who are aspiring Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) will complete a unique industry placement at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust when they sign up for a T Level qualification at Walsall College.
New for September 2022, the T Level in Health – Supporting Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) is a two-year programme equivalent to three A Levels.
As part of the qualification, 20 students will spend a minimum of 315 hours (20% of their time) at the hospital. Working alongside allied health professionals, they will experience how high-quality care for patients and clients is delivered across a range of settings.
Jo Moore, Director of Walsall College’s Vocational Sixth Faculty said: “This T Level qualification broadens learners’ experiences and understanding of allied health professions so they can progress on to university-level studies for roles such as dietitian, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and radiographer.
“We know our students will benefit greatly from the hospital teams’ high levels of expertise while developing the compassion and empathy that will lead to success in their future careers.”
Ros Leslie, Chief AHP at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust added: “Anyone who might be considering a career as an AHP would benefit from this T Level qualification to help them develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of AHP occupations.”
Find out more about the T Level in Health – Supporting Allied Health Professionals here.