About the course
T Levels mark a revolution in technical education.
Learn the essentials of digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. You will then have the chance to specialise in
- Digital support and Services
- More information (gov.uk)
Digital T levels are a high-quality, work-focussed alternative to A levels for young people once they've completed their GCSEs.
They will be available for delivery from September 2021. They will become one main routes through which a young persons will enter the digital sector.
These Level 3 technical qualifications will 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. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.
This occupation is found in organisations, large and small, in all sectors, and within public, private and voluntary organisations. Organisations of all types are increasing applying digital technologies across all their business functions to maximise productivity. The demand for people who can support and implement these digital operations and digital transformation projects is increasing. Similarly, organisations of all types are increasingly supporting their service users though online and digital channels, as they develop omni-channel approaches to meeting customer needs, deflect traditional telephone and face-to-face contacts and to reduce costs.
The broad purpose of a Digital Support Technician is to maximise the effective use of digital office technologies, productivity software, digital communications, including collaborative technologies, and digital information systems to achieve objectives. They will select one of the following two options:
Grade 4 in English and math's as a minimum
T Level in Digital support and Service
How will I be assessed?
T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and 'on-the-job' experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
The overall grade is subject to completion/achievement of all T Level requirements â€“ not just the components of the technical qualification (TQ).
T Level grades are worked out from students' grades for the technical qualification core and occupational specialisms. For example: to be awarded a Distinction*, you must achieve an A* in the core and a Distinction in the occupational specialism(s).
As well as passing the relevant technical qualification, the following elements are required to achieve an overall T Level grade:
- industry placement: This will be arranged and verified by the provider offering the T Level.
Days & times
Starting September 2021