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Digital Business Services Data Technician Level 3 (T Level)



Data Technician T Level

This T Level course comprises of a technical qualification, a substantial industry placement, and an employer led project. You will learn learn the essentials of all digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. You then build on this by developing specialist skills as a data technician to understanding how to source, analyse and interpret data to support business needs. As part of the course you will be set a work based project which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you have gained.

Students will gain work place specific skills and training.

Course information

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths.

Other requirements


A strong desire to undertake work placement in a digital field.

Course content

Year 1:

  • Business context
  • Culture
  • Data
  • Digital analysis
  • Digital environments
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Learning
  • Legislation
  • Planning
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Tools


Year 2:

Occupational specialism – Data Technician.

  • Source, organise and format data securely
  • Blend data from multiple sources
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data
  • Apply legal, ethical and professional principles when manipulating data
  • Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of data

T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Business Services, Awarding body NCFE Level 3

Industry Placement

The work placement will provide an opportunity to learn and apply technical skills gained during the qualification. This placement will be within a company or organisation which is within the digital sector or delivering digital skills. Learners will be expected to undertake 315 hours of work place learning across the two year program.

Trips and extracurricular activities

Learners will have the opportunity to take part in employer roadshows and we welcome all learners to visit WorldSkills events and enter into WorldSkills competitions. We also help to organise trips to Universities and industry as enhancement.

Assessment methods

The course will involve both written coursework, employer set projects and examinations.

Further study and career options

Course progression:

Degree courses within the Bedford College Group – BSc(Hons) in Digital Technologies Degree options within the digital sector.

Career progression:

Progression into the digital industry within the specialism that you have chosen.

Additional information

Students will need use of a personal computer.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 18/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 Year olds who have completed their GCSEs.
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 18/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Apply now
Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 Year olds who have completed their GCSEs.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

T levels explained

T Levels are two-year courses in England that can be studied by 16-18 year olds after finishing their GCSEs.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.