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Digital Support Services T Level

T Levels provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training or study in the digital sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. You will learn how digital skills are fundamental to businesses, digital infrastructure, networking, unified communications, fault finding and cyber-security. The second aspect of the course will be an extended work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills relevant to your course. 

T Level qualifications have been created alongside employers. Students will gain work place specific skills and training through a long term industry placement. A T Level is a two year course which is equivalent to three A Levels. It attracts UCAS points and enables you to progress into a skilled occupation, higher or degree level apprenticeships or higher education.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths.
  • A strong desire to undertake work placement in a digital field.

Course content

a technical qualification, which will include:

  • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • an extended industry placement with an employer (45 days)

In the second year of the course students will choose an occupational specialism. The specialisms are:

  • Digital infrastructure
  • Network cabling
  • Digital support

Assessment methods

The T Level assessment combines examinations in the core skills, with a practical skills test for the occupational specialisms developed in practice.


T Level in Digital Support Services

Awarding body NCFE

Level 3
Further study and career options

Course progression:

  • Degree courses within the Bedford College Group
  • Degree courses at Universities
  • Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeships

Career progression:

Progression into the digital industry within the specialism that you have chosen. Examples roles include:

  • infrastructure technician
  • network cable installer
  • digital support technician

Industry Placement

The work placement provides the opportunity for students to put into practice the knowledge and technical skills learnt in the classroom. Learners will be expected to complete a minimum of 315 hours of structured and meaningful work in a relevant area.

Additional information
You will require a personal computer.

Extra curriculum activities

Learners will have the opportunity to take part in employer roadshows and we welcome all learners to visit WorldSkills events and enter into WorldSkills competitions. We also help to organise trips to Universities and industry to enhance learners course.

Course Information & How to Apply

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LengthStart DateLocationCourse Code
2 years 13/09/2021 Cauldwell Street BBF115

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