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Digital Production, Design & Development (T Level)

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Digital Production, Design & Development (T Level)

T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels. They offer an alternative to A Levels, apprenticeships or other post 16 courses and ensure that you gain the knowledge and skills you need to move into skilled work, an apprenticeship or further study.

The Digital Production, Design and Development T Level focuses heavily on programming and software development and it’s uses in a variety of sectors. The course is ideal if you want a career in digital software development. If you are interested in a full-time course in the digital sector, but do not want to specialise in software design and development, then please look at our alternative Level 3 full-time course, the BTEC Level 3 in Computing.

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Course information

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Entry requirements


4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English and Maths OR similar at Level 2 including English and Maths.

Desirable: A strong desire to undertake work placement in a digital field.

T Level courses are for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs.


T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development

Awarding body: Pearson

Assessment methods

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate your achievement of the Core Component and Occupational Specialism Component.


This course will help you boost your employment prospects by gaining extensive experience on a work placement in a real world environment. The T Level requires you to complete a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) on placement over the two years.

Course content

In year 1 you will study the core elements of the T Level:

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

In year 2 you will study the subject in more detail through the occupational specialism. The content of the occupational specialism will cover the following topics:

  • analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs
  • designing, implementing and testing software
  • changing, maintaining and supporting software
  • creating solutions in a social and collaborative environment
  • discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge
  • applying ethical principles and managing risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software

Next steps

Course progression:

Degree courses within the Bedford College Group Degree courses at universities.

Career progressions:

Progression into employment. Job roles could include:

  • Software Development Technician
  • Junior Developer
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Application Developer
  • Junior Mobile App Developer
  • Junior Games Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Junior Application Support Analyst
  • Junior Programmer
  • Assistant Programmer
  • Automated Test Developer

Additional information

It is highly recommended that you have access to a computer at home capable of running Python 3. Each year we take students on a relevant trip costing £25 which is payable at the start of the course.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs.
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Th
Time(s): 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.