Two Years | Digital Support Services T Level Network Infrastructure & Cyber Security

TWO YEARS | DIGITAL SUPPORT SERVICES T LEVEL

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
  • WHY STUDY?
  • GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
  • WHAT NEXT?

You wouldn’t be looking at this course if you weren’t into computers. But how much do you know about how computers work and how they communicate with each other? Ever wondered how you can click a button on a PC and, magically, your page is fed out of a printer in another room? Maybe you’re more into cyber security; how people hack and how organisations protect against it. Well this course covers both of those queries. Network infrastructure forms the backbone of how computers and hardware work together. Without it, there would be no online gaming, no modern communication, no Discord. Knowing how to design, build and secure networks is a skillset that will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the digital sector, and one that will make you highly valuable to any employer.

The course is constructed with elements to build your knowledge so you can actually design, build and secure a network yourself. Using physical machines and network components like routers, switches, servers and cabling, you’ll learn how to offer digital support, use virtual and cloud environments, programme for networks, test vulnerabilities in networks and secure them as well as develop your skills in data management and importantly, project management.

You’ll work with industry standard technology and software. Everything from packet monitoring, penetration testing, network design and virtual machines. You will build and test network environments to ensure they meet requirements.

THE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

Working in this industry requires real world experience and that’s exactly what this course will provide. To pass, you will need to complete a 315 hour (45 day work placement). We have a specialist team whose role is to find you a work placement and support you through the entire process. You’ll get to meet your local team at an open day or taster day.

WHY STUDY?

This course is unique because it utilises the most up to date specification in the ever changing world of digital technologies. Access Creative College can offer an environment which is purely for people wanting to specialise in their subject field. You’ll be surrounded by games developers, software engineers and data scientists who will contribute to the expansion of your skills in a way you might not have expected, through creative collaboration. Also included are events, trips, industry projects and competitions!

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

Qual: Digital Support Services T Level
Where: Bristol, Manchester, Norwich
How long: 2 years including 45 day work placement

WHAT NEXT?

If you fancy being a Network Engineer, Digital Support Technician, Network Technician, Cyber Security Analyst, IT project manager or even an Ethical Hacker, this course will equip you with the skills needed to embark on those careers. You can also go on to study a higher apprenticeship or a degree.