PTT online courses are categorised by one of three levels according to the depth of treatment they provide:
Level 1: Introductory:
PTT Introductory courses are designed for those with no previous experience or knowledge of digital technology. These courses provide an overview of telecommunications or discuss the fundamentals of electronic communications and ICT. The study of general science at secondary (high) school is a typical pre-requisite for PTT Introductory courses.
PTT Introductory courses are suitable for those joining the ICT sector particularly those in an apprenticeship programme.
Level 2: Intermediate:
PTT Intermediate courses are designed for technicians and engineers requiring an understanding of a certain aspect of digital technology. Those planning to study an Intermediate course should understand the basic principles of computing or electronic communications.
The depth of treatment provided by Intermediate courses is typically equivalent to level 3 of a UK national vocational qualification (NVQ).
PTT Intermediate courses can be used to support level 3 digital apprenticeships.
Level 3: Advanced:
PTT Advanced courses are designed for those who require an in-depth treatment of a certain aspect of digital technology. Such courses are suitable for system designers as well as those who will be responsible for the maintenance of the system described in the course.
Those planning to study a PTT Advanced course should have a background in ICT or telecommunications, and an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of the type digital technology system described in the course.
PTT Advanced courses can be used to support level 4 digital apprenticeships.