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T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Business Services (Level 3) (Delivered By NCFE)

Ref:
603/6902/4
Sector:
Information and Communication Technology
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Registration and Certification Fee
£127.50

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1114
TQT
1205

About this qualification

The technical qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme.

The purpose of the level 3 technical qualification is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to the T Level.

UCAS points

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. Please check the UCAS website for more information.

Performance points

The TQ is eligible for performance points.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for post-16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the digital sector.

This technical qualification will support students onto a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for post-16 students.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge that a student must have for this qualification. However, students may find it helpful if they have already studied at level 2.

How is this qualification structured?

The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core component: the knowledge and underpinning concepts, theories and principles as well as core skills for the digital sector.

Occupational specialism:

• Data Technician

The occupational specialism provides students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

How is it assessed?

Core component:

• paper A written examination
• paper B written examination
• employer-set project

In order to achieve a grade for core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A*–E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the core component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational specialism component:

• synoptic assignment

The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in the occupational specialism component. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

• employment
• higher education
• apprenticeship.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Key dates

Please see the Key Dates Schedule below for a timeline of the key dates for this qualification.

T Level Technical Qualifications Key Dates Schedule 2022/2023 and 2023/2024

Useful Links

Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)


Qualification specification

Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Command Verbs
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Qualification information

2021 to 2022 Pre-release dates
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Core papers

Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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Paper A In-browser (Online) Question Paper
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Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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Paper B Specimen Question Paper
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Paper B In-browser (Online) Question Paper
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Notional grade boundaries
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Employer set project

Employer-set Project Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Employer-set Project Brief
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This project brief has been contexualised to the Digital Business specialism.

Employer-set Project Provider Guide
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Employer-set Project Task Datasets
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Employer-set Project Task Templates
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Data Technician Occupational Specialism

Data Technician Assignment Brief
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Data Technician Assignment Provider Guide
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Data Technician Assignment Mark Scheme
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Data Technician Datasets
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Data Technician Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Data Technician Task 1 Pass
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Data Technician Task 1 Distinction
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Data Technician Task 2 Pass
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Data Technician Task 2 Evidence Pass
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Data Technician Task 2 Distinction
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Data Technician Task 2 Evidence Distinction
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Data Technician Task 3 Pass
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Data Technician Task 3 Evidence Pass
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Data Technician Task 3 Distinction
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Data Technician Task 3 Evidence Distinction
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Data Technician Task 4 Pass
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Data Technician Task 4 Evidence Pass
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Data Technician Task 4 Distinction
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Data Technician Task 4 Evidence Distinction
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Additional support

Comparison of Monitoring Reviews Across NCFE and Pearson T Levels
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External Assessment Cover Sheet (EACS)

External assessment cover sheet (EACS)
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Summer 2022

Chief examiner report - Core exams - June 2022
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This document contains feedback from the chief examiner for the June 2022 external assessment

Chief examiner report - Employer set project - DT - May 2022
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This document contains feedback from the chief examiner for the May 2022 external assessment

Past Paper - Paper A - June 2022
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Past paper - Paper A Mark Scheme - June 2022
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Past paper - Paper B - June 2022
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Past paper - Paper B Mark Scheme - June 2022
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Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Pre-release - May 2022
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Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Task 1 - May 2022
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This document will help students prepare for the external assessment.

Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Task 2a - May 2022
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Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Task 2b - May 2022
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This document will help students prepare for the external assessment.

Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Task 3 - May 2022
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Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP - Task 4 - May 2022
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Past Paper - Digital Business Services ESP Provider Guide - May 2022
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Past paper - ESP Mark Scheme - June 2022
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The arrangements for T Levels set out in the VCRF consultation outcomes are, in line with other VTQs, that exams and assessments should go ahead in the academic session of 2021 to 2022. There will be no adaptations to the Core Exam or Employer Set Project.

To help students prepare for occupational specialism assessments, there may be adaptations made to the delivery of occupational specialism assessments.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60369024 V2.0
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