Subject(s) studied: T Level Health
Former school: Richard Lander
What’s next: Plymouth University to study Child Nursing
Jasmine started out studying an Extended Diploma, but later realised that the T Level was the best choice for her after learning about the opportunity to do a work placement alongside her studies.
“I always thought doing [this] course would give me more options in the future,” she said. “I started off doing a Health and Social Care Diploma because I didn’t know much about the T Level, until I realised that the T Level is a really good option to get into nursing because of the placement hours and I prefer more hands-on stuff rather than theory so I switched over [to the T Level] and it was the best choice.”
The best part of the T Level for Jasmine was learning all about the healthcare sector outside of the classroom. ” [The best part was] definitely all the placement hours and being in the hospital doing clinical skills every week. Getting a feel for not just the environment but also patient contact and doing clinical things with them.”
Jasmine’s advice for future students is to consider T Level Health as an option for anyone wanting to go into a wide range of health sector jobs. “If you’re into nursing or doing anything in the health sector, T Level Health is a great option. You can cover anything from being a dietician to being a physiotherapist, healthcare and nursing. It’s just such a widespread course and you can go anywhere in the healthcare sector and work as well as gain work experience. It’s really important to get work experience, and [this course] is a real eye opener of the environment [you’ll be working in].
The T Level has set up Jasmine with the skills she needs to progress onto University and study a subject she became passionate about during her time at college. “I’m off to Plymouth Uni in September to study child nursing, I’ve always liked working with children. My mum mentioned child nursing and I said I’d give it a go during my placement. I luckily managed to get my placement hours in the children’s unit in Treliske Hospital and that secured it for me.”