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Digital Support T Level

This new T-Level course is your first step to a high-flying career in the IT sector.

Course Summary

T Level programmes are designed to provide progression routes into skilled and technical employment, higher or degree apprenticeships, or university.

They will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during a 45-day industry placement that will give students practical insights into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

This new T-Level programme in Digital Support is designed to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or university-level courses in the IT sector.

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Maths and English, and a serious interest in the IT sector. Applicants will have an interview at the college which is an opportunity to find out in-depth about the course content.

There are a huge range of employment opportunities, with almost every sector of the world economy heavily reliant on IT. You may choose to work for a specialist IT company or in an IT support role for a public or private sector organisation.

As a course equivalent to 3 A-Levels, the T-Level will give you UCAS points for progression into a related degree course.

Career options might include becoming an infrastructure technician or a role in IT support.

Students can progress into roles such as: 

  • IT security co-ordinator 
  • IT support technician

It is a Level 3 course (A-Level equivalent) and includes a technical qualification, split into 2 component parts:

  • The Core Component, which teaches the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles in IT as well as core skills for the digital sector
  • The occupational specialism of Digital Support, which provides students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in this area of the industry.

All students will develop a general understanding of digital:

  • 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

They will also learn about topics specific to digital support services, including:

  • roles within the digital support services sector
  • communication in digital support services
  • fault analysis and problem resolution

Assessment

Core component:

  • paper A written examination
  • paper B written examination
  • employer-set project

Occupational specialism component:

  • synoptic assignments

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 19/10/2022

Overview

  • Course Code:

    TL2000

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    T Level in Digital Support

  • Course length:

    2 years

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  • Course Code:

    TL2000

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    T Level in Digital Support

  • Course length:

    2 years

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Maths and English, and a serious interest in the IT sector. Applicants will have an interview at the college which is an opportunity to find out in-depth about the course content.

There are a huge range of employment opportunities, with almost every sector of the world economy heavily reliant on IT. You may choose to work for a specialist IT company or in an IT support role for a public or private sector organisation.

As a course equivalent to 3 A-Levels, the T-Level will give you UCAS points for progression into a related degree course.

Career options might include becoming an infrastructure technician or a role in IT support.

Students can progress into roles such as: 

  • IT security co-ordinator 
  • IT support technician

It is a Level 3 course (A-Level equivalent) and includes a technical qualification, split into 2 component parts:

  • The Core Component, which teaches the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles in IT as well as core skills for the digital sector
  • The occupational specialism of Digital Support, which provides students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in this area of the industry.

All students will develop a general understanding of digital:

  • 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

They will also learn about topics specific to digital support services, including:

  • roles within the digital support services sector
  • communication in digital support services
  • fault analysis and problem resolution

Assessment

Core component:

  • paper A written examination
  • paper B written examination
  • employer-set project

Occupational specialism component:

  • synoptic assignments

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 19/10/2022

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