Technicals in Digital Technologies (5220)

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2016
First teaching of these qualifications is September 2016

The Level 2 Technical Award in Digital Technologies (KS4) allows you to explore how digital technologies are used in everyday life. If you are interested in how information is communicated in different ways, why we use networks, what to consider when creating web pages and how you can ensure data you gather is of good quality, then this qualification is for you.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate, Level 3 Advanced Certificate and Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Digital Technologies (KS5) are for you if you are 16 plus and want to experience practical application and development of skills to work in the digital technology industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas including systems infrastructure, application development, web development and social media, cyber security, business analysis, telecoms/unified communications.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more onTechBac.
The Technical Award is aimed at learners aged 14-16 (Key stage 4) studying in full time education

The Level 3 suite of qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18 and 19+.




Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Award in Digital Technologies will study compulsory topics including:
• Principles of digital technology
• Digital technology communications
• Creative use of digital technology
• Collection and use of data

Learners interested in the Level 2 Certificate in Digital Technologies will study compulsory topics including:
• Introduction to Digital Technologies
• Cyber Security
• Introduction to supporting users

Learners will choose to specialise in one of three pathways in:
• Software & Applications support
• Network and Infrastructure support
• Web & Social Media support

Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate and Extended Diploma(s) in Digital Technologies will study compulsory topics including:
• project management
• information security
• networking fundamentals
• digital business communication
• software development fundamentals
• collection and analysis of data
• enterprise technologies.

Learners taking the Extended Diploma will continue to specialise in one of six additional optional topics, including:
• systems infrastructure
• application development
• web development and social media
• cyber security
• business analysis
• telecoms/unified communications.

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Certificate in Digital Technologies could to the following employment opportunities:
• Software & Applications support
• Network and Infrastructure support
• Web & Social Media support

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies could lead to the following employment opportunities:
• trainee network administrator
• trainee systems administrator

The Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Digital Technologies could lead to the following employment opportunities:
• trainee systems/network engineer
• trainee application developer
• trainee web developer/social media co-ordinator
• trainee cyber security co-ordinator
• trainee business analyst
• trainee telecoms/communication engineer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies (5220-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2018

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies (Network and Infrastructure)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7371/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies (Software and Application)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7371/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2016 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies (Web and Social Media Development)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7371/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2016 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies (5220-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies

  • Accreditation No: 601/4513/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 140 - Distinction: 120 - Merit: 80 - Pass: 40 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (5220-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2018

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (Application development)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 280 - Distinction: 240 - Merit: 160 - Pass: 80 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (Business Analysis)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (Cyber Security)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (System infrastructure)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 280 - Distinction: 240 - Merit: 160 - Pass: 80 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (Telecoms and cabling)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Digital Technologies (Web design and social media)

  • Accreditation No: 601/4511/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 720 - 720 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 280 - Distinction: 240 - Merit: 160 - Pass: 80 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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