It’s T-Level Thursday. Part of National Apprenticeship Week, it’s a chance to celebrate all things T-Levels.
We’re proud to support more than 250 colleges and schools working closely with T-Level teachers to ensure they’re getting the equipment they actually need.
We offer T-Level Health teachers:
🟡Guidance from healthcare simulation experts
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Watch our webinar with the Education & Training Foundation to see a tour of a T-Level Health suite.
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When you receive your Specialist Equipment Allocation funding, it can be hard to know what to buy.
There are so many different options and you’ll want to make sure you’re purchasing equipment that provides the best teaching resource and the best value for money.
Healthcare simulation equipment varies greatly in cost and the skills you can teach with it.
First it’s important to understand what Healthcare Simulation is.
Healthcare simulation is the use of simulation techniques, equipment and technology to replicate real-life healthcare scenarios for educational and training purposes.
This approach allows T-Level Health students to practise and enhance their clinical skills in a controlled and safe environment before engaging with real patients on placement.
This different teaching style means you need to create an immersive environment that looks like the real thing. Where you can teach students the skills and develop the understanding they need.
To teach T-Level Health effectively you will need to consider key elements of healthcare simulation:
Patient Simulators: These manikins replicate human physiology and respond realistically to interventions. They can simulate various medical conditions and allow students to practise key skills such as the 6Cs of Patient Care.
Task Trainers: Simulators designed to teach specific skills or procedures, such wound care with decubitus trainers or catheter care with catheterisation trainers.
T-Level Health Suite: A dedicated space equipped with simulators, audio-visual technology, and classrooms for debriefing for immersive and realistic training.
Scenario Development: Create realistic scenarios that align with your learning objectives, allowing your students to practise clinical skills and decision-making.
Curriculum Integration: Integrate simulation-based learning into the broader T-Level Health curriculum. Consider how you can teach multiple core components in a simulation scenario.
To teach T-Level Health you need to consider both your classroom space and your clinical space. Every college or school will face challenges around space, staffing and timetabling.
Before purchasing your T-Level Health equipment, consider these issues:
If you have space to create a simulated hospital ward, there are some key products you will need to teach the core components and create an immersive learning environment.
Hospital Bed, tray table and bedside unit
Hospital grade bin
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These products help you create a leaning space that accurately reflects a real hospital ward.
Patient simulators or manikins vary greatly in functionality and cost.
We recommend Juno for T-Level Health. Juno is a nursing skills manikin and is a T-Level teacher favourite.
Clinical task trainers are lower in cost than many simulation products, but allow you to give your students experience of the conditions and procedures they will see on their placements.
Our recommended task trainers for T-Level Health include:
Pressure sore models
Wound care models
One of the key T-Level Health assessments is the ESP- Employer Set Project.
The scenarios in the assessment must be recorded and uploaded to the NCFE portal in the correct format.
Being filmed can be very uncomfortable, so it makes sense to practise this process before the assessments take place.
Not only will students feel happier being on camera, but watching back the recordings will help them develop the important skill of reflective practice.
Students are required to look back on their scenario and reflect on what went well and how they could improve. Many students find the move away from a purely narrative account to a reflection very challenging.
With an AV system designed for simulation, your students can be given lots of opportunities to build these reflective skills, ready for the ESP assessment.
We recommend SimStation Go. A portable AV recording system that's easy to use.
To see the full range of T-Level Health equipment and guidance, speak to our team: email@example.com.