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

Ref:
603/6901/2
Sector:
Information and Communication Technology
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS
Registration and Certification Fee
£153.00

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1200
TQT
1304

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 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 specialisms:

• Digital Infrastructure
• Network Cabling
• Digital Support

Students will only complete one occupational specialism.

The occupational specialisms provide 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 assignments

The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in one of the occupational specialism components. 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.

Key Dates Schedule (Delivery Years: Sep 2021 – August 2022 / Sep 2022 – August 2023)


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.

Core Papers

Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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This specimen question paper will help learners prepare for the Paper A external assessment.

Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for Core external assessment.

Paper B Specimen Question Paper
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This specimen question paper will help learners prepare for the Paper B external assessment.

Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for Core external assessment.

Employer-set Project Digital Support

Digital Support ESP Provider Guide
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Digital Support ESP Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Digital Support ESP Project Brief
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This project brief has been contexualised to the Digital Support specialism.

Digital Support ESP Email Template Task 2
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Employer-set Project Network Cabling & Digital Infrastructure

Digital Support ESP Digital Infrastructure & Network Cabling Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Digital Support ESP Digital Infrastructure & Network Cabling Project Brief
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This project brief has been contexualised to the Digital Infrastructure & Network Cabling specialisms.

Digital Support ESP Digital Infrastructure & Network Cabling Provider Guide
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Digital Support ESP Digital Infrastructure & Network Cabling Email Template Task 2
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Digital Infrastructure All Assignments Provider Guide

Digital Infrastructure All Assignments Specimen Provider Guide
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the external assessment.

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Specimen Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the external assessment.

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Specimen Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Task 2 Step C Files
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Task 2 Virtual Machines
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the external assessment.

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Specimen Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Virtual Machines
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Digital Support All Assignments Provider Guide

Digital Support All Assignments Specimen Provider Guide
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Digital Support Assignment 1

Digital Support Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Digital Support Assignment 1 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Support Assignment 1 Appendix 1 Workbook
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Digital Support Assignment 2

Digital Support Assignment 2 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Appendix 2 Workbook
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Digital Support Assignment 3

Digital Support Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Digital Support Assignment 3 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Digital Support Assignment 3 Appendix 3 Workbook
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Digital Support Appendix 4 Network Overview Diagram
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Digital Support Appendix 5 Company A Penetration Test Report
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Network Cabling All Assignments Provider Guide

Network Cabling All Assignments Provider Guide
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Network Cabling Assignment 1

Network Cabling Assignment 1 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Network Cabling Assignment 1 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Network Cabling Assignment 2

Network Cabling Assignment 2 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Network Cabling Assignment 2 Assignment Brief Insert
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Network Cabling Assignment 2 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Network Cabling Assignment 3

Network Cabling Assignment 3 Specimen Assignment Brief
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Specimen Mark Scheme
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Test Plan Template Assignment Brief Insert
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Network Cabling Student Copy
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Packet Tracer File Screenshot
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Risk Assessment Template Assignment Brief Insert
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Digital Infrastructure Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Pass
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Pass Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Distinction
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 1 Distinction Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Pass
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Pass Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Pass Assignment Brief (Annotated Checklist for Task 2)
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Distinction
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Distinction Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 2 Distinction Assignment Brief (Annotated Checklist for Task 2)
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Pass
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Pass Workbook
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Distinction
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Digital Infrastructure Assignment 3 Distinction Workbook
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Digital Support Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Digital Support Assignment 1 Pass
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Digital Support Appendix 1 Workbook Assignment 1 Pass
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Digital Support Assignment 1 Distinction
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Digital Support Appendix 1 Workbook Assignment 1 Distinction
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Pass
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Mobile Phone Pass
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Recovering Files and Using Email Pass
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Digital Support Appendix 2 Workbook Assignment 2 Pass
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Distinction
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Mobile Phone Distinction
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Digital Support Assignment 2 Recovering Files and Using Email Distinction
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Digital Support Appendix 2 Workbook Assignment 2 Distinction
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Digital Support Assignment 3 Pass
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Digital Support Appendix 3 Workbook Assignment 3 Pass
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Digital Support Assignment 3 Distinction
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Digital Support Appendix 3 Workbook Assignment 3 Distinction
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Digital Support Appendix 4 Network Overview Diagram Pass
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Digital Support Appendix 4 Network Overview Diagram Distinction
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Digital Support Appendix 5 Company A Penetration Test Report Pass
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Digital Support Appendix 5 Company A Penetration Test Report Distinction
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Network Cabling Guide Standard Exemplification Materials

Network Cabling Assignment 1 Pass
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Network Cabling Assignment 1 Distinction
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Network Cabling Assignment 2 Pass
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Network Cabling Assignment 2 Distinction
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Pass
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Network Cabling Assignment 3 Distinction
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Comparison of Monitoring Reviews Across NCFE and Pearson T Levels
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T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Support Services - Route Core Scheme of Work

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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 60369012 V1.0
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