Digital Business Services T Level
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, including both English Language and Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or above. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options, including our T Level Transition Programmes, and will provide support to enable you to achieve your Maths and/or English grades
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

If you are looking for a programme that develops your Digital Business Services skills alongside undertaking real work experience with credible employers and receiving a qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels; our Digital Business Services T Level is perfect for you.

With time spent in the classroom, learning under the direction of our highly qualified tutors, you will fast track your way into a career by gaining the skills and knowledge that employers look for! This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in IT, specifically in areas such as IT solutions or data analysis. Your remaining time will be spent on a 45-day work placement, gaining experience that will serve you well when moving forward towards a highly sought after career within this exciting field.

What will I learn?

Students will develop an understanding of:
• How digital technologies impact the 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
• The technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
• Planning digital projects
• Testing software/hardware/data
• Digital tools for project management and collaboration

Students will also 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 result.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed through external assessments. At the end of Year 1, there will be two written exams and one practical project. At the end of Year 2, you will complete a series of practical specialist projects. Throughout the programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work placement with an external employer.
• Study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and access to up-to date resources.
• Access to high end computer suites and access to various programmes and software to aid your studies.
• As part of your T Levels you will take part in relevant work experience with local industry professionals.
• Our Apple Mac suite is at your disposal, regularly updated to have the latest and greatest software and programmes to further your flair.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We also have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.
• We are a T Level Trailblazer and one of the first nationally to develop and deliver T Levels, meaning we are the leading T Level College in the area.

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