Are you interested in starting a career in digital support services? Wanting to gain the essential knowledge and skills to work in digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues? T Levels can offer you an attractive alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships.
T Levels have been designed with employers to give you the skills that industry needs. The Digital T Level provides a mixture of technical knowledge and skills specific to the digital industry, an industry placement of at least 45 days and the relevant maths, English and digital skills you will need to succeed.
You need five GCSEs to include English and Maths at a grade 4/C.
You should have also gained a GCSE in a subject relevant to the digital content you will be studying on this T Level.
The core components provide a broad understanding of the digital industry and the breadth of content will help to ensure you are able to apply the skills in a variety of contexts and for a variety of different purposes.
Looking at digital infrastructure, digital support and network cabling, you will learn how to apply procedures and controls to maintain the digital security of an organisation and its data. You will also learn how to explain, install, configure, test and manage both physical and virtual infrastructure whilst discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge.
Topics covered will include:
The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project.
In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.
Achieving this qualification will give you an advantage when applying for a job in digital infrastructure, network cabling and digital support or when progressing to further study.
After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.
The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.