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Digital Support Services and Cyber T Level

Level 3 - Advanced

Digital Support Services and Cyber T Level

The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Support Services and Cyber is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.

The route core provides a variety of knowledge and skills relevant to the digital route as a whole. The pathway core provides a variety of knowledge and skills relevant to the occupational specialism components within the digital support services Technical Qualification. Some of the pathway core topics and ideas are broken down and contextualised in more detail within the occupational specialisms, allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills in their own specific specialism.

Industry Placement Experience

Industry placements are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in their chosen occupation and which are less easily attainable by completing a qualification alone. As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement (over the 2 year course). Industrial experience will be a real industrial experience further developing the practical skills developed during the lesson. First work experience will be toward the end of year one for a short period. The main focus will be mid-way through year two. Placements will be arranged by BMet, however, we welcome any requests to validate another employer for its appropriateness.



Matthew Boulton College




Matthew Boulton College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

You will need 5 GCSEs at a minimum of a grade 4 with English, maths and Science at a grade 5.   Desirable – Computer Science or IT GCSE grade 5 (desirable as not all schools offer this course).


Core component: 2 written examinations and an employer-set project

Occupational specialism component: Synoptic assignments

English, Mathematics and Digital content

English, Mathematics and digital content are embedded and contextualised within the core skills and occupational specialism qualification content. This content must be taught to all students and will be subject to assessment.

Students completing the program will typically aspire to the following:

Employment: digital support technician, digital applications technician, digital service technician, infrastructure technician, IT solutions technician:

• Higher education

• Apprenticeship (progression onto lower-level apprenticeships may also be possible in some circumstances, if the content is sufficiently different)

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