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    About the course

    The T-Level in Digital Production Design and Development offers a combination of classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum of 315 hours of Industry placements with an employer to make sure you have a real experience of the work place.

    It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the Digital sector, with a focus on software design and development.

    The T-Level is a new 2 year programme that offers an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships.

    Entry requirements

    • 4 GCSE Grades at 4+ including English and Maths
    • Other related vocational courses considered M/D profile

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18

    This course is not currently available for 19+ learners.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries.

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    Why study?

    What you learn in the classroom:

    • Problem solving
    • Programming
    • Emerging issues and impact of digital
    • Legislation and regulatory requirements
    • Business context
    • Data
    • Digital environments
    • Security

    Key features of the T Level Industry Placement:

    • You will spend a minimum of 315 hours in the workplace with an external employer.
    • The placement will be a good fit with your course, meaning you’ll be able to learn the relevant technical skills for the digital sector, in this case, software development.

    Where will this course take me?

    The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* 

    However please check the UCAS website for course entry requirements.

    T Levels offer many opportunities for progression:

    Apprenticeship: There are many opportunities offered through apprenticeships that allow you to carry on learning (20%) whilst spending most of your time (80%) furthering your skills in the workplace.

    Higher  Education: If you choose to study further, your T level is worth UCAS points and will allow you entry onto certain courses. Please check UCAS website as course entry requirements vary.

    Possible careers:

    • Software Development Developer
    • Web Developer 
    • Application Developer 
    • Mobile App Developer 
    • Games Developer 

    Core modules

    This Technical Qualification is for T Level students who are undertaking the T Level in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development. It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the Digital sector, with a focus on software design and development.

    The core content covers the knowledge, understanding and application of contexts, concepts, theories and principles relating to the following areas:  

    1. Problem solving 
    2. Introduction to programming 
    3. Emerging issues and impact of digital 
    4. Legislation and regulatory requirements 
    5. Business context 
    6. Data 
    7. Digital environments 8. Security

    How will I be assessed?

    The T Level Technical Qualification in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development has two mandatory components:

    Core Component

    This component covers the underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills that support threshold competence in the digital industry. It has 600 GLH and is assessed by two externally set Core examinations and an Employer Set Project.

    Occupational Specialist Component

    There is a single Occupational Specialist Component in this Technical Qualification, which is 600 GLH. Therefore, students undertaking the T Level Technical Qualification in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development will choose this specialism.

    This component covers the occupational specialist knowledge and skills required to demonstrate threshold competence for the specialism and it will be assessed by a skills-related project that synoptically assesses the Performance Outcome skills and associated underpinning knowledge.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Recommended course text as per your interview, enrolment information to follow.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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    NOTE: Course will run subject to enrolment numbers

    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.