T Level L3 Data Analysis, Cyber Security and Digital Business

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The “Data Analysis, Cyber Security and Digital Business” T Level is an exciting and cutting edge technical qualification which has been created by employers and industry stakeholders. It has been designed as ‘career ready’ education, which explores the world of Computer Science & IT theoretically and practically, whilst giving students a vast industry placement. This will prepare students for the world of work, enhancing specific and transferable Digital & IT employability skills, recognised by employers and giving students the edge in an interview or University application.

The qualification you will achieve is an NCFE T Level (Level 3) Digital Business Services.

Course Information

Are you interested in starting a career as a Data Technician, Data Analyst,
Digital Business Analyst, Infrastructure Technician, Cyber Security
Professional, Applications Technician, Digital Support Technician or IT
Solutions Technician?


T Levels offer an exciting alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. The T
Level will fully immerse you in industry informed live and simulated projects
which give you the flexibility to learn how to manage projects and develop
skills around software development.


You will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of different Computer
Science, IT and employability skills subjects such as data analysis, digital and
IT business environments, cyber security, emerging technologies, cloud &
virtual environments, all of which are identified as key requirements by
employers.


Year 2 of the T Level will consist of developing an occupational specialism,
this is called Data Technician, giving you the flexibility to tailor a project
to your interests, whilst developing skills specified by large digital employers
in data analysis and digital business.


The course will be run over 2 years, each academic year consisting of 38
weeks.

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Who is this course for?

The course is for ambitious 16-18 year olds who want to pursue full time education, but still want to develop the key digital, computer science & IT skills and experience identified by small & large and influential employers.

Units / Modules

The Core Component (Year 1) consists of a range of topics regarding digital related knowledge and employer informed skills:

  • Data and Digital Analysis
  • Digital Business and Legislation
  • Culture, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Project Management
  • Cyber Security and Testing
  • Networking, Cloud and Digital Infrastructure
  • Emerging and Future Technologies (VR, Drone Tech’, AI, Robotics, 3D Printing)

The Occupational Specialism (Year 2) focusses on Data Types, Analysis & Interpretation of Data, Data Manipulation, Data Legislation, and allows the development and practical use of employer informed skills such as:

  • Source, organise and format data securely in a relevant way for analysis
  • Blend data from multiple sources
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
  • Interpret data and communicate a result appropriate to the audience
  • Can apply legal, ethical and professional principles when manipulating data

Benefits / Skills

  • You will complete a 45 day industry experience where you will be fully integrated into a digital and IT employer, gaining real life skills, which are vital additions to your CV and UCAS applications for university
  • You will develop STEM skills needed in industry, such as problem solving, creative thinking, communication, data driven decisions, intellectual curiosity, flexibility and collaboration
  • You will gain industry skills through exciting live project work

Assessment Types

All assessments are externally marked.

  • Year 1 consists of 2 Exams and an Employer-Set Project
  • Year 2 consists of an Occupational Specialist Project

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English, Maths & Science.

Career Progression

  • You will have the opportunity to progress to University, with excellent real life experiences to use in your application
  • Progression to a higher education course at our University Centre Leeds
  • After completing this T Level, this will support progression to entry-level job opportunities in Data Technician, Data Analyst, Digital Business Analyst, Infrastructure Technician, Cyber Security Professional, Applications Technician, Digital Support Technician or IT Solutions Technician

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Course Details

Duration

2 years

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

18/09/2023

Course Code

78854-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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