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T Levels: the future of digital education

T Levels: the future of digital education 

We are proud to have spearheaded the development of the technical qualifications that sit at the centre of the following Digital T Levels:  

  • Digital support services 
  • Digital business services. 

Digital T levels are a high-quality, work-focused alternative to A Levels for young people once they’ve completed their GCSEs. 

Launched in September 2021, they offer new routes to employment or further learning for young people looking to begin a career in the digital sector. 

Backed by employers, developed by experts  

We collaborated with over 80 organisations representing the digital sector, digital employers, and expert practitioners to develop the technical qualifications that underpin the digital T Levels. Our subject specialists took our industry collaborators’ insights, needs, and demands to create future-focused qualifications that fill skills gaps and meet the needs of the sector they intend to serve.   

We’ll support digital T Level delivery 

 We understand that T Levels are completely new qualifications, and we’re committed to supporting your delivery every step of the way, to maximise outcomes for your learners.  

We’ve prepared a comprehensive package of support materials, resources and activities to help you deliver these transformative qualifications. 

Our offer includes:  

  • Guidance documents 
  • Support videos 
  • Sample assessment materials. 
A dedicated account specialist to support you 

Every NCFE T Level provider will be assigned a dedicated account executive who is on hand to support throughout the T Level journey. This single point of contact means the answer to any T Level query is never more than a phone call or email away. 

About the digital T Level 

These Level 3 technical qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours they need to successfully 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. 

What are the occupational specialisms? 

The specialisms for the digital support services T Level are: 

  • Digital infrastructure 
  • Network cabling 
  • Digital support. 

The specialism in the digital business services T Level is:  

  • Data technician. 
How learners benefit from digital T Level study  

Learners will gain the essential knowledge and skills to work in digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues.