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2 years
September only

Students studying Digital Infrastructure will discover how to secure computer networks from hardware and software vulnerabilities and threats from organised hacking. You will gain a sound understanding of fundamental principles such as cabling, routing and switching before progressing to specialist technologies; including firewalls and implementing effective cyber security. This will ensure you have developed the skills needed to practically apply your knowledge in the classroom or the workplace.

You will learn about the value of digital technology and gain an understanding of customer and commercial needs. Discussions about the ethical and moral issues raised by the increasing reliance on technology and automation and the importance of legal requirements will form part of your studies.

All that you learn will then be put to practical use on your industrial placement, where you will be supported throughout by your tutors and mentors to apply what you have learnt to your job role.

 In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore emerging technology trends and innovations such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain and 3D printing.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the following core ‘digital elements’:

  • Business context and environment
  • Culture (ethical and moral)
  • Data
  • Digital analysis
  • Digital environment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Learning
  • Legislation
  • Planning
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Tools

Your studies will focus on being able to support different professional roles through:

  • Implementing security controls according to NCSC cyber essentials
  • Managing physical documents in line with GDPR
  • Undertaking a security risk assessment
  • Implementing encryption using industry standard tools 
  • Implementing the principles of cyber security
  • Installing, configuring and testing physical and virtual networks
  • Understanding the benefits of DevOps approaches

  • Exams
  • Employer Set Projects
  • Controlled Assessments
  • Practical Skills Tests

Career opportunities may include:

  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • IT Support Engineer

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For T Level Digital Support Services: 5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including Maths, English Language & Computer Science if studied). Must have a grade 5 in Maths and Computer Science (if studied). Must have evidence of sucessful Work Experience / Volunteering / Work Shadowing

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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