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T Level in Digital Support and Services (Level 3)

For careers in hardware/software support, network installation, technical support and more

T Level in Digital Support and Services (Level 3)

For careers in hardware/software support, network installation, technical support and more

Course Code: TLDSS Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 05/09/2022    
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Overview

About the course

Farnborough College of Technology is blazing a trail for ambitious students through this prestigious new qualification. Designed with great input from employers, the content is up-to-date, relevant, engaging, and can lead straight into a career.

Turn your love of IT into an exciting career with this digital T Level in IT support services. Equivalent to three A levels, this course will prepare you for a variety of support roles within the digital sector, including:

  • Digital Support Technician
  • Digital Applications Technician
  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Hardware Solutions
  • Software Solutions
  • Network Cable Installer
  • Digital Service Technician
  • Infrastructure Technician

During the course, you will spend 80% of your time at college and 20% on placements gaining first-hand experience. You will learn transferable skills in IT and computing to show universities and employers your passion, knowledge, and confidence in the subject. 

Our three Digital T Level courses share the same first year units and then you specialise in the second year. The purpose of the Level 3 Technical qualification in Digital is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study.

Why study this course with us?

  • You will learn using modern equipment – from VR goggles to robotic techniques
  • You’ll learn in our purpose built spaces, including our new Emerging Technologies Centre
  • You will be involved in plenty of real-life practical work
  • You could progress to university level after your level three course - with us or elsewhere

Who is this programme for?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in digital infrastructure and support. Career options can include becoming an infrastructure technician or a role in IT support.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

Core units:

  • 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

Transferable skills:

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

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • digital infrastructure
  • network cabling
  • unified communications
  • digital support

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, case studies, presentations and externally examined coursework tasks.

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Your future

What Next?

Following successful completion of this T Level in digital support services, you could go onto a range of digital careers including:  

  • Digital Support Technician
  • Digital Applications Technician
  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Hardware Solutions
  • Software Solutions
  • Network Cable Installer
  • Digital Service Technician
  • Infrastructure Technician

You can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or go onto a higher technical level of study such as university.

 

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

From school:

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (to include English and maths GCSE at 9-4)

From college:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and maths at level 2 or higher)

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From school:

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (to include English and maths GCSE at 9-4)

From college:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and maths at level 2 or higher)
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