Digital Infrastructure TLevel

Start Date
Course Course
IT & Computing
City Campus

About this Course

During this 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of digital occupations. You will discover how to secure computer networks from hardware and software vulnerabilities and threats from organised hacking. You will learn how digital skills are fundamental to businesses, digital infrastructure, networking, unified communications, before progressing to specialist technologies, including firewalls and implementing effective cyber security. The second aspect of the qualification will be an extended work placement where you will gain on the job technical skills needed to kick-start a career in the digital sector.

Key Units

Designed with employers to give you the industry skills you need in order to start your career within the digital industry, you will cover a whole range of digital-related topics. By studying this qualification, students will develop an understanding of the below core digital elements:

  • Business context and environmental
  • Culture (ethical and moral)
  • Digital and data analysis
  • Digital environments
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Legislation
  • Planning
  • Security
  • Testing and tools

Your studies will focus on being able to support different professional roles through:

  • Implementing security controls and the principles of cyber security
  • Managing physical documents in line with GDPR
  • Undertaking a security risk assessment
  • Implementing encryption using industry standard tools
  • Installing, configuring and testing physical and virtual networks

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 or above including English and Maths.


Externally assessed exams and externally assessed project and practical assessments. 

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to progress into employment, university level study or higher level Apprenticeships.

This includes our own university level offer at UC Sheffield. Click here to find out more.

Future Opportunities

After studying this T Level, students could achieve careers such as:

  • IT Security Coordinator 
  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant

Tell Me More

Students will engage in high quality industry placements which enable them to apply their learning in real life situations. These placements will provide learners with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for skilled employment in the digital sector. 

To achieve the overall T Level programme, students will be supported by an expert team of both college and industry professionals to complete a minimum of 315 hours in placement. 

Students will train in our state-of-the-art computing labs, equipped with the latest software and computer programmes.

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