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.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
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.
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.
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
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.
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