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This new T-Level programme in Digital Support Services is designed to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or university-level courses in the IT sector. Learners who pass all the elements of their T-Level will receive a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade achieved and will include the following. - An overall pass grade for the T Level shown as pass merit or distinction - A separate grade for the occupational specialism shown as pass merit or distinction - A separate grade for the core component using A* to E for externally set tests and employer set project - Grades for maths and English qualifications - Details of the industry placement.

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    Entry Requirements

    You will need a minimun of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above (grade C) including English Language and maths or equivalent. As this is a 2-year study programme you will need to be aged 16 to 18 to apply for this course. Currently T-level courses are only funded for learners who are under the age of 19 at the point of enrolment. However the government is currently reviewing the T-level pathway for mature learners which we hope will be available in the future. School applicants will be required to provide a good school report which must include attendance. This will be assessed in conjunction with your qualifications and application during the confirmation of your place.

    Assessment Method

    Please see assessment breakdown below: Core component: - paper A written examination - paper B written examination - employer-set project Occupational specialism component: - synoptic assignments

    Aims of the course

    T-Levels are a brand-new vocational qualification designed to give you all of the skills you need for your future. They're a two-year qualification designed in collaboration with employers to bring classroom lessons and work experience together. On this T-Level you'll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a work placement to make sure you develop all of the skills and experience that employers are looking for. T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment an apprenticeship or higher education. Equivalent to 3 A Levels this course is underpinned by the legal and regulatory frameworks for the IT sector and will help you develop the competencies and understanding of IT environment.

    Progression Opportunities

    You have a variety of options upon successful completion of the course. For example you could choose to study at university do a higher/degree apprenticeship or enter paid employment. Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following depending on their chosen occupational specialism: - Higher Level Apprenticeship - Higher Education Employment: - Digital Support Technician: - Digital Applications Technician - Digital Service Technician - Infrastructure Technician - IT Solutions Technician: - Hardware Solutions - Software Solutions - Network Cable Installer - IT Security Co-ordinator

    Facilities

    Learning will take place in classrooms and specialist training workshops. You will also have the opportunity to complete a placement and employer set projects in an IT setting. Overall you will spend 80% of learning in the classroom and 20% in a placement.

    Career Options

    Upon successful completion you could choose to study at university or do an apprenticeship. You could also enter employment as the following: - Digital Support Technician: - Digital Applications Technician - Digital Service Technician - Infrastructure Technician - IT Solutions Technician: - Hardware Solutions - Software Solutions - Network Cable Installer - IT Security Co-ordinator

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 17 months
Start Date 04/09/2023
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 3IT001T0

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 0
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire

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