Digital Support Services - T Level

Course Code: IF1FE27


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Digital is everywhere.

Influences all we do.

And the world increasingly needs experts to make sense of technology and its growing impact; to show us the way, to simplify the complex; and to be amply rewarded for being both guides and gatekeepers.

There are jobs today that simply did not exist in the past, enabled by technical innovations and the people that create and consume them.

The digital future we are part of requires highly skilled individuals to design, implement, maintain and innovate.

The demand for technical skills will continue to grow.

The core element of a T Level in Digital Support and Services will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as programming, coding, the use of data and the different platforms of delivery in the digital industry.

It’s a cutting-edge subject, so you’ll also learn about the potential security risks that organisations can face and how to analyse problems and identify solutions through computer programs.

You’ll then choose a specialism designed to support your interests, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job.

You can choose from specialist modules in either Digital Infrastructure, Network Cabling or Digital Support.

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days. You'll have an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as an IT company or department, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for. 

B&FC's Computing and Digital Technologies department features hi-tech, industry standard equipment to support your success.

We have state-of-the-art labs and the latest network engineering equipment.

Your tutors are highly experienced with impressive CVs spanning many industry sectors and their expertise in current technologies and systems will help you complete this T Level with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge. 

If you are considering a career in Computing and IT, this T Level is an excellent launchpad providing you with skills to thrive and excel.

T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses ensuring you'll gain the experience to meet the needs of industry.

This study programme provides the knowledge and experience to open doors to highly skilled employment or university study, including higher and degree apprenticeships.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject 
  • good communication skills
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Support Services

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each element, with practical topics incorporating a summative assignment that results in product creation.

Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity.

Modules are delivered by subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and online to match the needs of the course.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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