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Full Time

T Level: Digital Production, Design and Development


2 years

Central Campus


Course summary

This T Level programme has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so everything you will learn will meet the needs of industry and prepare you for work. T Levels provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study, including University.

Course requirements

Six GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Vocational Tech Award qualification(s) at Level 2 Merit and above in a relevant subject, e.g. BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology.


Year 1

Units to be studied:

· problem solving
· programming
· emerging issues and impact of digital
· legislation and regulatory requirements
· business context
· data
· digital environments
· security.

Employer Set Project

Task 1: Planning a project
Task 2: Identifying and fixing defects in existing code
Task 3: Designing a solution
Task 4a: Developing the solution
Task 4b: Reflective evaluation

Year 2

Occupational Specialism

Design, development and implementation project of an IT project

IT Industry Placement

3 months, working in industry on an Externally Set Project


Which employers will be involved with the course?
Barclays Bank
SOCO (forensics)
Brit Asia

During the year, three weeks are set aside purely for the purpose of enrichment. In addition to this, trips related to the core programme may be organised.

Dedicated employer master classes and guest speakers develop your behaviours to a wider understanding of the world of placement.

There is usually no or minimal cost for any of these activities.

Exam and Employer Set Project

There are many progression routes on completion of the course:

  • You can apply to go to university and study a degree programme
  • Apply for an Apprenticeship
  • Go into employment as a junior role

Career routes 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

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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