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T Level in Digital Support Services - Level 3

T Level in Digital Support Services - Level 3

Overview

T Levels are a new type of qualification that combines academic studies with a mandatory 45-day industry placement, giving you the chance to learn new skills before putting them into practice.

80% of your time will be spent in the classroom.

20% will be on placement getting that real on-the-job experience.

Equivalent to studying three A Levels, this bespoke programme has been designed with the input of industry leading employers and will give you a head start into your chosen industry. 

Across the two years, you will cover both core and specialist units. The core units will develop your general understanding of your chosen industry. The specialist units will cover more in-depth topics niche to your chosen specialism (pathway) and career.

On the Digital Support Services T Level you can choose between two pathways:

  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Digital Support.

Digital Infrastructure
This pathway teaches the student the following skills:

  • Applying procedures and controls to maintain the digital security of an organisation and its data by understanding common vulnerabilities to networks, systems and devices and the application of cyber security controls.
  • Explaining, installing, configure, test and manage both physical and virtual infrastructure by demonstrating continuous improvement by maintaining the effective functioning of a range of hardware solutions (for example contemporary, legacy) and network in response to change.
  • Discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge to support process fault finding.

Based on these skills, this pathway is ideal for anyone considering a career as a network technician, software developer, IT hardware solutions technician, cloud technician, support technician or similar.

Digital Support
This pathway teaches the student the following skills:

  • Applying procedures and controls to maintain the digital security of an organisation and its data by applying and maintain procedures and security controls in the installation, configuration and support of end user services to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Installing, configuring and supporting software applications and operating systems by the application of agile methodologies and work practices in support of continuous innovation and development in a digital environment.
  • Discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge by a range of methods of communication and sharing knowledge and their application within a digital infrastructure context.

Based on these skills, this pathway is ideal for anyone considering a career as a network technician, IT hardware solutions technician, cloud technician, support technician or similar.
 

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20232899C1655FREEApply

What will I study?

Core units:

  • Security
  • Testing
  • Fault analysis and problem resolution
  • Optimising data
  • Business context
  • Digital analysis / MIS
  • Planning and project management
  • Managing virtual and physical infrastructures.

Specialist units:

  • Digital security
  • Physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Reliable sources of knowledge
  • Software applications and operating systems.

Industry Placement:

Across the two-years, you will need to complete an exciting 45-day placement with a reputable employer.

Throughout the summer and your first term, a dedicated work placement advisor is available to support you with building links with suitable employers so you can secure your placement. 

This is a great opportunity that will not only give you experience in an external business, but enhance your technical skills and create relationships that could result in an apprenticeship or employment.

Entry requirements

           This course is only available to 16-18 year olds

  • Grade 4 in English and maths, plus three other GCSEs at grade 4.
  • Or, successful completion of the Level 2 Digital Support Services transition programme.

How will I be assessed?

  • 2 written examinations
  • Employer-set project (ESP)
  • Synoptic assignments

What can I progress onto?

  • An apprenticeship
  • University-level courses
  • Employment.

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How do I apply?

Apply online

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