- Type: T Levels | Vocational Courses
- Level: 3
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Start: September 2021
- Duration: 2 years
About the course
In this course you will learn the essentials of digital infrastructure by understanding networking and digital security systems. You will install and configure both physical and virtual infrastructure. And understand relevant security, testing, planning and legal issues.
5 GCSEs grades 4 - 9 or equivalent including English and maths at least grade 4
How much does it cost?
Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.
The TQ (technical qualification) in digital support services has two components:
- Core component – comprising route core, pathway core and core skills
- Occupational specialism components:
- Apply procedures and controls to maintain the digital security of an organisation and its data
- Explain, install, configure, test and manage both physical and virtual infrastructure
- Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
- An industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 45 working days, conditions permitting.
You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Installing, configuring, and testing physical and virtual networks.
- Install and configure software for network and end user devices (for example servers, desktop computers)
- Fundamentals of network topologies
- Techniques to ensure cyber security for systems and networks
- Network and Infrastructure design
Where will this course take me?
Learners can progress into employment and work in roles such as:
- Network engineer
- Cyber Security Support
- Cloud technology Operative
- Digital Services Architect
- Wireless Network Engineer
T Level study program will include the following mandatory elements:
A 'core' set of underpinning knowledge, concepts, and skills, tailored for the digital industry.
The core knowledge and understanding focuses on the students’ knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories, and principles relevant to the T Level.
The employer-set project provides the opportunity to develop and apply a minimum range of core skills important for employability.
The aims of the modules:
- Understand the principles of network and infrastructure design
- Be able to install, configure, test, and manage both physical and virtual infrastructure
- Be able to apply security measures to integrate digital communications systems and networks
- Be able to apply physical security measures to networks and infrastructure
How will I be assessed?
The core knowledge and understanding is assessed through an onsite assessment and core skills through a practical employer-set project.
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