York College

Industry Insights

Health services and public health managers and directors

Up to £48,000

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Environmental health professionals

Up to £31,000

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Health and safety officers

Up to £18,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a 3 month industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.


Two year course.

What will I study?

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

Core Content

This provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics covering the following areas:

  • Working within the Health Sector
  • Health and Safety and Environmental Regulations in the Health Sector
  • Managing Information and Data within the Health Sector
  • Good Clinical Practice

The breadth of content will ensure students can apply their skills for different purposes and in different roles.

Occupational Specialisms

Students can choose to specialise in a specific field which could include dental nursing or supporting healthcare. If you choose the supporting healthcare route you will focus on at least one of the following areas:

  • Adult nursing care
  • Care of children and young people
  • Mental health
  • Midwifery
  • Theatre
  • Therapy
  • Physician associates

The industry placement allows students to develop their subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

How will I be assessed?

Core knowledge is assessed through a combination of written exams and an employer-set project. Specialist knowledge and skills are assessed through a combination of a written exam and practical projects.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress into employment, an apprenticeship or higher level study, including university.

*This qualification will be offered for the first time in September 2021 and details may be subject to change. This page will be updated accordingly and for further information please speak to our staff at one of our Open Events.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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