IT: Digital Business Services

If you are enthusiastic about ‘Big Data’, enjoy analysing numbers and extracting information, this will be the course for you. The collection of data and how we process that data is a huge part of how businesses operate. On this course you will learn and to work with bespoke databases and use its raw data to produce meaningful information for business to achieve their objectives. The T-level in Business Services will give you the leading advantage to progress directly into employment within the digital industry, or to pursue higher level study at university of in an apprenticeship. This course combines classroom learning with the exciting opportunity of a long-term work placement in your chosen industry. You will be trained and guided by our specialist staff as you work on a set of exciting projects set by employers. In the first few months of the course you will learn some of the ‘core’ disciplines to give you a baseline understanding of the industry. As you progress through the course you will begin studying towards the data technician specialism and in the third part of the course, your industry placement. Employment opportunities can lead into jobs such as business analyst, data analyst, marketing and data advisors.

Awarding Body

Available As


What will I study?

The course is made up of different sections. The first is the “Core”. This will give you a baseline understanding of the industry. It covers a range of areas, giving you a vital underpinning knowledge and understanding of concepts and the skills that you’ll need in this sector.

Specialism” is the second section and this covers content which aligns with industry specific skills or directly relevant content for your chosen occupation. The third section of the course is an “Industry Placement” which gives you valuable work experience and also has a work related project attached to it. In addition, there are a host of other elements such as preparation for work, T-level specific tutoring and careers advice and guidance to make a relevant and substantial study programme.

The Core elements of Digital will cover a host of themes including the following:

  • The business environment
  • How organisations respond to change
  • Ethical and moral issues in IT
  • Concepts and fundamentals of data
  • Understanding algorithms and how they work
  • Abstraction, Action, Decomposition and Patterns
  • Digital environments
  • Emerging technologies
  • Planning and Security
  • Fundamentals of testing
  • Digital tools

The Specialist elements of Digital will cover through developing your programming skills:-

  • Source, organise and format data securely in a relevant way for analysis
  • Blend data from multiple sources
  • Analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes
  • Interpret data and communicate a result appropriate to the audience
  • Can apply legal, ethical and professional principles when manipulating data
  • Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge

In addition the employer set project will test you on a host of skills including:

  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Setting performance criteria
  • Carrying out primary research

How will I learn?

During the course you will learn in a variety of ways. Some sessions will involve content delivered by the unit teacher. During lessons you will experience a variety of group and individual work making links between the ideas and concepts you have learnt about. 

The course has specialist content covering occupational or industry specific skills, and then an industry placement with an employer which will last for a minimum of 45 working days. 

Specialist experts from the industry will be invited to present to studetns on the latest in their areas of expertise.

We, students and staff together,, will also take part in attending Digital and IT conferences, seminars, exhbitions, and summits to keep abreast with the latest skills in your area of specialism, and to network with the industry.

Are there any trips on this course?

We are planning to work closely with a wide vaiety of employers and will visit various projects to highlight different aspects of the course. 

Are there any specific entry requirements?

Grade 4 in English and Maths.

Careers Information