Tech-level IT: Cyber Security

The last time schools can enter for our Tech-level IT: Cyber Security will be summer 2020.

June 2021 will be the final internally assessed unit certification opportunity, and January 2022 will be the last external exam resit and certification opportunity.

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Specification code: TVQ01010 TVQ01009
  • QAN code: 601/7124/8; 601/7127/3

These are advanced (Level 3) technical qualifications, built in collaboration with employers and professional bodies. They are for learners aged over 16 who wish to progress into a specific sector through apprenticeships, further study or employment.

Our Tech-level qualifications are included in the Department for Education (DfE)'s performance tables for technical and vocational qualifications aimed at students aged 16 to 19. They also attract UCAS tariff points.

Transferable skills have been contextualised explicitly within each qualification and are a mandatory part of the qualification outcome.

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Key dates

  • 11 January 2021 Exam for L3 Certificate TVQ IT : Fundamental principles of computing (Y/507/6424)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
  • 14 January 2021 Exam for L3 Certificate TVQ IT : Communication technologies (H/507/6426)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
  • 20 January 2021 Exam for L3 Certificate TVQ IT : Network and cyber security administration (J/507/6435)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 2h
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Video transcript

We worked with AQA to create technical qualifications which provide students with the ability to enter the ever changing digital industry

Andy Doyle, MD weheartdigital Ltd

Thinking about teaching our new Tech-level specification?

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