T Level Digital - IT Support Services (September 2023 Start)
The T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Support Services is a 2 year qualification designed collaboratively between employers and digital industry specialists to equip learners with the right kind of knowledge and skills to enable them to either gain direct employment into the IT industry or progress to further studies or technical training. It is a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience which comes from a compulsory 315 hours of industry placement (approximately 45 days).
This programme allows learners to follow one of the following three pathways:
- Digital infrastructure
- Network cabling
- Digital support.
What Will I Learn
Teaching Learning and Assessment
There are two main components in this technical qualification – the core component and the occupational specialism. Learners will benefit from a combination of tutor-led sessions, lectures, seminars, group discussions and research. The learning environment is rich with technology tools both in the practical IT lab rooms and our Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).
Lessons are packed with hands-on practical activities and use of simulation software to familiarise learners with collaborative development and teamwork. In addition to this, learners will also get the opportunity to put their skills to work in their industry placement and benefit from the support of professionals who work in the digital industry where they complete their 315 hours of work experience.
How Will I Be Assessed
The programme comprises of core component and occupational specialism. For the class-room-taught core component, there will be three set assessments. The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade. The occupational specialism component will be assessed through synoptic assignments which will allow learners to showcase all the skills they have gained overall.
a. Two written examinations
b. Employer-set project (ESP)
Occupational specialism component is selected from one of three pathways
1. Digital infrastructure
2. Network cabling
3. Digital support