Digital Business Services (T Level)

New for September 2022

This T Level pathway in Digital Business Services is equivalent to three A Levels. It will lead you in to a variety of careers and will give you the knowledge, experience and skills required to progress in to a range of careers. These include:

Data Technician, Business Administrator, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Analyst and many more.

The course has been designed in collaboration with employers and uses a mixture of classroom and work-based learning to give you the technical skills and workplace experience to lead you in to a digital career.

You will complete a core technical qualification and digital specialism, and an industry placement of at least 315 hours. 

All students will develop an understanding of:

  • 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
  • All students will develop the knowledge and skills of a data technician:

    • sourcing, organising and formatting data for analysis
    • blending data from multiple sources
    • analysing data to support business outcomes
    • interpreting data and communicating the results
    • discovering, evaluation in applying sources of knowledge

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed through a number of exams and project work throughout the programme. You will need to complete all elements to achieve the overall T Level.

    What do I need?

    You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English and maths)

    Where can it take me?

    This course can lead you in to a range of careers which include:

    IT Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Web Developer, IT Engineer, IT Support Technician and many more.

    Additional information

    What are the occupational specialisms?

    The specialism in the digital business services T Level is:

    • Data technician

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