IT – Digital Data Analysis T Level

This course is ideal if you have knack for Maths and working with Data. With ‘Big Data’ becoming a big part of business, you will need to be keen to develop and work with bespoke databases, and have an analytical head to convert raw data into useable information for businesses!

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Information Technology
  • Qualification T Level
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Digital and Data Centre, Hele Road site
  • Course Length 2 years
Overview

This course is ideal if you have aptitude for Maths and working with Data. With Big Data becoming a major part of every business, you will gain the skills to develop and work with bespoke databases, and have an analytical head to convert raw data into usable information for businesses.

You will work with one of our Industry Placement Liaison Officers to find an industry placement that is right for you and your interests, and to set objectives with you.

On this course you will:

  • Look at the digital environment and the impact of technology on our modern world, including networked and cloud systems, the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and the Internet of Things. You will also consider the business context and usages of this technology, thinking about legislation, security, and cultural issues
  • Look at the types of data and their uses within organisations, the legal and ethical issues surrounding this, and the requirements for effective and secure storage. You will also look at combining data from multiple sources to create data models that can be manipulated to produce results, and to power business decisions
  • Undertake an industry placement with an employer for a total of 315 hours
  • Take part in exciting activities such as attending the European Games Expo (EGX), visiting Bletchley Park, and participating in a cyber security seminar featuring live demonstrations from local and international guest speakers
  • Have access to a dedicated Digital Data Hub designed specifically for Data Analytics, with additional access to our IT Lab

You will be assessed on the course with an external Employer Set Project and 2 core unit exams at the end of year 1. In year 2 you will be assessed via a substantial external Occupational Specialism; your qualification is also dependent on the completion of the industry placement hours.

This course is ideal if you enjoy using computers, have an interest in finding the solutions to problems using the vast amount of data captured through everyday life.

Next steps: This T Level will equip you for progression onto our fantastic Higher Education offering, the Higher National Diploma in Applied Computing, but could also lead into Apprenticeship opportunities at Level 3 or Level 4 in Data Analytics.

You could also progress onto university where you could continue your studies in Business Services, or move onto a Data Analyst or Data Architect course.

Employment opportunities leading from this T Level could lead into jobs such as a Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Business Analyst, IT Project Management, and more.

Entry Requirements

You will need a grade 4 (or above) in GCSE English Language and Maths. Plus, you will need four additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. Learners progressing from a Level 2 course will need a Level 2 Diploma or T Level Transition course with a good Merit profile, along with English Language and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. In addition, learners are expected to have an interest in computers and/or IT, with a career aim in a computing-related field.

Facilities

We have a dedicated Digital Data Hub designed specifically for Data Analytics, with additional access to our IT Lab. You will also have access to a Learning Resource Centre with subject books and loanable equipment, and a student refectory in Victoria House for refreshments where some of your studies will take place.

The Digital and Data Centre is a £10.3million building which opened in July 2021. Complete with digital learning laboratories, state-of-the-art IT suites and interactive seminar spaces, learners have access to cutting edge equipment to help gear them to move directly into industry or further study.

Additional Costs

TBC.

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