T Level Digital Support Services: Cyber Security

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


T Level

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

09:00 - 17:00

Course Fee

£ 0.00
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Course Overview

On this two year course, students will learn the essential skills and knowledge that is expected in all digital job roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues in the digital industry.

Course Requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (including English Language) and maths and IT at Grade 5.

What you will Learn

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.


As part of achieving the overall T Level programme, students are required to complete a minimum of 315 hours industry placement.
Students are required to sit 2 written examinations
Students are required to work on one Employer set project (ESP)
A set of assignments are also required to demonstrate skills working in the field of Cyber Security


The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Support Services/Cyber Security is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level further technical training, Higher Education or a Higher Level Apprenticeship.

Career Options

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in Cyber Security.
Career options might include becoming an infrastructure technician or a role in IT support. Students can progress into roles such as:
IT Security Co-Ordinator
IT Support Technician
Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

Mandatory Units

Core components of study include: Business context, Culture, Data, Digital analysis, Digital environments, Diversity and inclusion, Learning, Legislation, Planning, Security, Testing, Tools. Careers within the digital support services sector, Communication in digital support services, Fault analysis and problem resolution.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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