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Title: Digital Support T Level
Location: Dover Technical College

Digital Support T Level

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

Entry Requirements

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. 

Assessment

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.

Progression

  • Skilled employment
  • Higher-level apprenticeship
  • University

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Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
CT16 1DH

Telephone:
01304 244332