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Full Time

T Level Digital Production, Design and Development


2 years

Central Campus


Course summary

This T Level Digital Production, Design and Development course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so everything you will learn will meet the needs of the 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.


The T Level Digital Production, Design and Development course involves:

Year 1

Units to be studied:

  • Problem-solving
  • Programming
  • Emerging issues and the 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 the industry on an Externally Set Project


Which employers will be involved with the course?

  • Barclays Bank
  • SOCO (forensics)
  • Brit Asia
  • Enterprise

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.

The T Level Digital Production, Design and Development course is assessed through an exam and an employer-set project.

There are many progression routes upon completion of the T Level Digital Production, Design and Development course:

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