Digital Business Services

Course content, course specifications, outlines, teaching and assessment resources for the Digital Business Services T Level. 

Core content

All students will develop an understanding of:

  • how digital technologies impact business and market environment 
  • the ethical and moral implications of digital technology
  • using data in software design
  • using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
  • digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
  • the privacy and confidentiality of personal data
  • the technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
  • planning digital projects
  • testing software, hardware and data
  • digital tools for project management and collaboration

Specialist content

All students will develop the knowledge and skills of a data technician:

  • sourcing, organising and formatting data for analysis
  • blending data from multiple sources
  • analysing data to support business outcomes
  • interpreting data and communicating the results
  • discovering, evaluation in applying sources of knowledge

Awarding Organisation resources

NCFE has developed a wide range of resources to help providers to deliver the Digital Business Services T Level.

Registration, entries and results

  • Information on how to register learners for their T Level as well as how to make bookings for the correct assessment series can be found here

Tutor resources (found in the teaching materials tab on this page) includes:

  • Schemes of work – They contain information on the qualification's learning outcomes, activities and resources for learners. Tutors may use it to outline how they will deliver the programme. These are available for the core and occupational specialisms.
  • Essential core resources – covering some of the key topic areas, including session plans, lesson activities, e-Learning module, home study activities and revision and study sessions.
  • Occupational specialisms resources – session packs, including session plan, lesson activities, e-Learning module, and home study activities.

Assessment guidance (found in the assessment materials tab on this page) includes:

  • Past papers mark schemes and chief examiner reports for core and occupational specialisms (also includes specimen papers and mark schemes)
  • Example Employer Set Projects, with briefs, tutor guidance and mark schemes

Other resources include:

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