MBacc Gateway Resources

Digital and Technology

Your gateway to Digital and Technology

Use this information to explore qualification and career options within this gateway.

At 14

Build your Mbacc for jobs in Digital and Technology with these qualifications.

Essential qualifications

  • English
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • Digital

Gateway relevant qualifications

  • Design & Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Art & Design
  • Engineering

These qualifications can also take you to these other gateways.

  • Creative, Culture and Sport
  • Engineering and Manufacturing

At 16

Get qualified and develop your skills with these options.

  • T Levels e.g. Digital Support Services
  • Apprenticeships e.g. Software Development Technician
  • Other Technical Qualifications e.g. Computer Systems and Network Support
  • A Levels e.g. Information and Communications Technology

18 onwards

You could step into a great job, like these options:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Device Repair Support
  • Database Administrator
  • Cable Installer
  • Software Developer
  • Digital Delivery Support
  • Online Digital Support
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Data Analyst

Or, get more qualified with one of these qualifications:

  • Higher Technical Qualifications, like a Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree, or Higher National Diploma
  • Professional Qualifications, like a Degree or Degree Apprenticeship

These further qualifications could help you progress into these jobs:

  • Cybersecurity Professional
  • IT Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Web Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Data Engineer

Potential employers

Progressing through this gateway means you could be working for:

  • Cloud Imperium Games
  • GCHQ
  • BBC North
  • ITV
  • Virgin Media