T Level

IT: Digital Support Systems

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You can gain the skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the digital sector.

The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination, and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.*


T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career.


The core element of a T Level in Digital Support & 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. Giving you 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.


Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. Career options might include an Infrastructure Technician or a role in IT Support – speak to your careers adviser to find out more.

*Students will spend 315 hours in industry placements.


t level faqs

Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.