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Qualification name T Level Digital - Digital Support Services
Qualification level 3
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Duration 2 Years
Learning method Classroom based
Course type T Levels
Cost description T Levels are currently only available to 16-19 year olds. Contact us for details of other suitable courses.

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This programme was developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of industry. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels and mixes classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience in an industrial placement (minimum 315 hours). It includes the digital infrastructure occupational specialism developing your knowledge and skills to work as an infrastructure technician with expertise in cyber security and the provision of IT infrastructure for business environments.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/B or above including Maths, English and Science (or equivalents). A good reference. A satisfactory interview.

View the key features of this course.

The programme consists of a technical qualification including core content and an occupational specialism, alongside a high-quality industry placement. The core content focuses on knowledge and understanding of business contexts and environments, data and storage, digital analysis and computational thinking, and digital environments, including hardware and software solutions, networks, and virtual infrastructure. You will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, implement, and test infrastructure projects which will support you in completion of the course assessments. The digital infrastructure occupational specialism covers the application of procedures and controls to maintain the digital security of an organisation and its data, and the installation, configuration, testing and management of both physical and virtual infrastructures. You will learn through classroom and practical lab-based activity about the principles of network and infrastructure design, the transmission of digital information over network media, network cabling, physical and cloud hosted virtual servers, operating systems and services, remote access, VPNs, and IT Service management. The course content is reinforced by application in the workplace, ensuring learning is made relevant to the business context.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

The core content is assessed through examinations and a substantial practical employer-set project: Exam 1 – Business Context, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital Environments, Learning and Planning Exam 2 – Digital Support Services, Tools, Testing, Security, Legislation, Data and Digital Analysis Employer Set Project – Network Cabling The occupational specialism is assessed synoptically through rigorous practical assessments: 1 – Networking 2 – Upgrades 3 – Evaluation

Look at the further opportunities available.

You could join our Foundation Degree in Computing or HNC/D in Digital Technologies at our Chippenham campus, other related University higher education programmes, a higher apprenticeship or progress into employment.

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Name Chippenham Campus
Address Wiltshire College Chippenham
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3QD
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