The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is an exciting new 2-year programme developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of the digital industry and prepares you for work. This programme is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and mixes classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience in an industrial placement for a minimum of 315 hours.
What will I learn?
The programme consists of a technical qualification including core content and occupational specialisms, alongside a high quality industry placement. The core content focuses on knowledge and understanding of business contexts, concepts, theories, principles and core skills relevant to the digital industry. You will cover key areas including analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs, design, implement and test software, change, maintain and support software, create solutions in a social and collaborative environment, discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge and applying ethical principles and manage risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
The Pearson T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development core content is assessed through an examination and a substantial practical employer-set project. The occupational specialism is assessed synoptically through rigorous practical assessments.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/B or above including Maths, English and Science (or equivalents).
A good reference.
A satisfactory interview.
Additional Costs and Information
You may be expected to join in course trips to other organisations and exhibitions as required, and this may involve some costs towards travel and entry fees.
What Could I Do Next?
You could progress to a higher apprenticeship or into employment. If you prefer a more academic route you could progress to Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes e.g., the HNC/D in Digital Technologies or the Foundation Degree in Computing at our Chippenham campus. Alternatively, you could consider other university digital degree programmes such as Computer Games Programming BCs, Software Engineering BSc, Virtual Reality Design BA, Computing BSc, Digital Media Design and Development BSc or Computer Science BSc