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Digital Cyber Security T-Level

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What is Digital Cyber Security T-Level?

Digital T-Level courses are for students who wish to progress into skilled employment within the digital workforce or higher-level technical training or study.

You will complete a Level 3 Technical Qualification in Digital and an occupational specialism related to your T Level. Included alongside the technical qualification is the completion of an Employer Set Project and an Industrial Placement within a Digital environment.

Digital T-Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers so the content meets the needs of industry, preparing you for the workplace. There will be a mixture of classroom-based teaching and learning and ‘on-the-job’ learning as the course involves at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of Industrial Placement.

This is supported by a package of employability and enrichment opportunities to strengthen the core knowledge, skills and behaviours developed during your studies.

In Year 13 you follow your Occupational Specialism, according to the Digital T Level route you have chosen.

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Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English Language and Maths.
NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) may be required as you may undertake placements in a digital setting that engage with vulnerable people.

What Next?

There are some main progression routes following the completion of T-Levels. Following the completion of the T-level in Digital, you may go on to:

Skilled employment within the Digital Industry – sourcing, formatting and presenting data

Higher Level apprenticeships at Level 4 and above which may progress you into careers such as a Data Scientist.

Higher education as UCAS points have been awarded to T-Levels, they facilitate progression to Higher Education on a wide range of digitally related degrees such as Computer Information Systems.


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“We were thrilled to welcome the Digital T Level students into the company from Cardinal Newman College, and we embraced the chance to get them settled into their roles in the IT department where they can develop their skills and expertise. As well as opening up avenues for careers through new routes like T Levels, we have ambitious plans to grow our existing, high-quality apprenticeship offer right up to degree level. This expansion builds upon our long-standing commitment to career development at James Hall & Co. Ltd and enables the business to continually move forward. The work placement team have been amazing and very supportive.”



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