T Level Computing - Pathway

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title T Level Computing - Pathway
Code D03003/1/1-20371
Qualification Type T Level Technical Qualification
Qualification Level Unknown/Not applicable
Course type Full Time


Specialist pathways are focussed on future careers or higher education opportunities. A pathway is made up of courses that allow any student the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions.

The T Level qualifications are new, two-year level 3 qualifications equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels are worth UCAS points and will be recognised by universities.

Each T Level has been developed with leading businesses and employers to give you the skills you need to progress into employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher education.


Digital Support Services T Level is a 2-year qualification which combines academic study and industry placement. In year one, you will study the core units including:

• The business context

• Data management

• Digital analysis

• Digital environments

• Culture and Diversity and Inclusion

• Legislation

• Cyber security

In year two of the course, you will study the occupational specialism, Digital Infrastructure. During this year you will further develop your knowledge whilst developing the skills to be able to configure, test and manage virtual networks and maintain digital security.

How will it be delivered?

T Level students spend 80% of their course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need and 20% of the course in an industry placement, putting these skills into practice.

Assessment in year one of the T Level consists of two exam papers and an employer set project.  

The occupational specialism in year two will be assessed through a series of externally set tasks which may include observation of practical skills and a portfolio of evidence.  

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent, including English, maths.

For students who want to study a T Level but currently do not have the entry requirements, a Level 2 in Computing will support knowledge and understanding of the sector whilst providing the opportunity to continue to study English and maths, supporting the progression onto a T Level.  

Your next steps...

Once you have applied to one of our Colleges, we will send you an email to create an account with us in order to choose an interview date. This system is referred to as the Enterprise platform and will look different to the Kent Choices platform.

This email will be sent to the email account you have used to set up your Kent Choices account. If your school blocks external e-mails then you will need to either ask them to release e-mails from us or use your own personal e-mail. Any questions about this please contact the College. Please check your inbox and junk folders. You must complete this registration within 5 days, after that the registration link will expire. If your e-mail registration link has expired please contact the College you are applying to. The College will be able to resend you the registration email.

        1. Open the email and follow the instructions to create a password

        2. Sign in using your email address and password

        3. Finish the application form

        4. Choose an interview date

        5. Submit your application request

You can also save your application for later to check dates or information before submitting to us.

You will receive an email confirming your interview date. Please add this to your calendar. Some pathways require you to complete a project or bring examples of work with you. Please check this email before you attend.

If you cannot attend your interview, you will need to contact the College to rearrange.

Your application is important to us and we want you to continue your education with us. Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any queries regarding your application.