T Level | Digital Business Services | Level 3

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Course Code: FE1167-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), T Level Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and IT Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?

Do you enjoy using software and working with numbers? Are you a natural problem solver, who wants to understand how technology can be used in the business world? 

This prestigious new qualification has been designed by industry experts and is equivalent to three A Levels. You'll gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to progress into a variety of careers within the Business and IT sector, including:

  • Data Analytics 
  • Digital Marketing
  • Cyber Security 
  • E-commerce

Upon completing this course you can progress to skilled employment, a related higher-level apprenticeship, or university.
Throughout this course, you will gain the knowledge needed to use technology effectively in the real world, through a mixture of classroom-based learning and an exciting industry placement. 

Feel inspired by this data-driven course, as you explore Virtual Reality, Cloud Technology, and more!

Find out more about this course by watching the video below.  


Start dates

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Entry Requirements

This course will require you to have 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 to include English and Maths. 

Course content

Across both years you will study core content. These modules include:

  • How digital technologies impact business and market environment
  • Ethical and moral implications of digital technology
  • Data in software design
  • Using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
  • Digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • Legal and regulatory, privacy and confidentiality of personal data
  • Internet security
  • Planning digital projects
  • Testing software, hardware and data
  • Digital tools for project management and collaboration
Course content

Progression and careers

Career options might include working in IT solutions or data analysis. Students can progress into roles such as:

  • Statistician
  • Market researcher
  • Data analyst
  • Banking and Finance
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Data Analytics for the Gaming Industry
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Security
  • Project Management

Industry Placement 

The T Level will include a minimum of 315 hours of learning on work experience placement. Our Industrial Placement Officers will help you link-up with an employer and complete work experience relevant to your interests. 

Progression and careers

Course fees

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.

More funding options

Unemployed/Benefit Waiver and Level 2 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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