Digital Production, Design and Development

T Level

What is a T Level?

This course is a full-time study programme and cannot be studied alongside other A Levels and BTECs.

T Levels are two-year qualifications designed to give you a head start towards the career you want. They have been designed for 16 to 19-year-olds and offer a mixture of classroom learning and work placement. They follow GCSEs, gain you UCAS points and are equivalent to three A Levels.

This T Level has been developed with employers and businesses to prepare you to step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or university.

About the course…

If you’re interested in a career in software production and design, our T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is the course for you!

You will learn how to use data in software design, digital technologies to analyse and solve problems and explore
digital environments including physical, virtual and cloud environments. You will develop an understanding of how digital technologies impact business and the ethical and moral implications of digital technology.

You will look at emerging technical trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain and 3D printing, plan digital projects and test software, hardware and data. The course will also provide you with knowledge of legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies, the privacy and confidentiality of personal data and the technical, physical and human aspects of internet security.

Then you will be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement for a minimum of 315 hours. This will give you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a web developer or games designer, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

Where Digital Production, Design and Development can take you…

Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship.

Career options might include becoming a web designer, computer games tester, user experience designer, software developer or e-learning developer – our careers advisor can help you choose the right path.

Entry requirements…

  • You will need to have achieved two 5s and three 4s at GCSE including at least a 4 in English language and maths.