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Computing, Digital and IT

Digital and IT Skills Certificate (T Level Foundation) Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This study programme starts in September 2024 and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and Maths. Where applicants do not meet the entry requirements, the tutor may use their discretion based on a good personal reference and/or successful interview.

If you don’t currently meet these entry requirements, you may be able to study a Level 1 Foundation Learning course.


You will achieve

Level 2 Award/Certificate IT User Skills

Course overview

This qualification will prepare you for employment for different roles in the digital and creative industries, such as software and programming, network support and digital design.

The qualification is also designed for job roles in other industries where specific digital skills are required, such as finance, marketing and machining and manufacturing.

Course content

The qualification includes a mandatory unit along with optional units that relate directly to the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers and covers a wide range and use of different digital technologies, systems and software.

Course themes:
This course ensures you have the breadth of skills required to progress on to apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education, covering topics such as:
• Cybersecurity
• Databases
• Digital Project
• Networking
• Programming
• Spreadsheets


Two of the units are externally assessed and the rest are assessed using various assignments and continually assessed.

You will require an 8gb USB Flash Drive along with a folder and paper, pens and pencil.

SciTech Digital Innovation Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon completion, you could progress onto a T-Level full time programme or apprenticeship.

See what careers are available in the Computing and Games sectors. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Digital and IT Skills Certificate (T Level Foundation) Level 2 Full-time

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