T Level in Digital Business Services (Level 3)

For careers in cyber security, data analysis, ecommerce and more

T Level in Digital Business Services (Level 3)

For careers in cyber security, data analysis, ecommerce and more

Course Code: TLDBS Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


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.

Equivalent to three A Levels, this T Level in Digital Business Services will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to progress into a variety of careers within the Business and IT sector, including:

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level. 

Our three Digital T Levels 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.

During the course, you will develop the core knowledge and skills needed for entry into a range of digital occupations by looking at data and digital systems, how software and business interact, the security, testing, planning and legal issues. You'll also spend 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

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 2-year programme is designed for students who have an interest in IT solutions or data analysis within a business setting. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

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:

Contact Us

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

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

Specialist content:

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'll be assessed through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, case studies, presentations and externally examined coursework tasks.

Your future

What Next?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in IT, specifically in areas such as IT solutions or data analysis. Following succesful completion of this T level, you could go on to a career in but not limited to*:

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.

*Disclaimer: please check with your careers advisor for the specific qualifications needed for your chosen career path. 

Entry Requirements

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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