Digital Support Services T Level is a 2-year qualification for students aged 16-19 years, that combines academic study and industry placement.
All Students will develop a general understanding of digital infrastructure which will include learning:
how digital technologies impact business and market environment
the ethical and moral implications of digital technology
using data in software design
using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
the privacy and confidentiality of personal data
the technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
planning digital projects
testing software, hardware and data
digital tools for project management and collaboration
roles and communication within the digital support services sector
fault analysis and problem resolution
In year two of the course, you will study the occupational specialism, Digital Infrastructure. This includes studying:
Installation and configuration of Operating System software
Setup and configuration of networked devices including access points
Installation and configuration of Hardware and Software Firewalls
Installing and using intrusion detection software, vulnerability software and Anti-virus
The entry requirements are 5 GCSEs, at grade 4 or above or equivalent, including English and Maths. This course is available for students up to the age of 19.
All assessment is externally assessed. The core units in year one will be assessed by an exam at the end of the first year and a ‘project’. The project will be a controlled assessment that is linked to work experience.
The occupational specialism in year two will be assessed through a synoptic assessment which may include observation of practical skills and a portfolio of evidence.