OverviewDigital 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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Need to know
Essential: 4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language 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
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.
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
- Digital environments
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
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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
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.
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