Level 3 T Level in Digital Design and Production
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English, or a Level 2 equivalent qualification in this subject area and GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

The T Level is a ground-breaking new two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer learners a mixture of classroom-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

A vocational alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships, the T Level has been launched as part of the Government’s review of vocational education, under the Skills Plan. They have been collaboratively developed by the Department for Education (DfE), the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA), education providers and employers.

Nelson and Colne College is in the privileged position to be one of only four colleges in Lancashire – and the only East Lancashire college – to offer the T Level, which is going to be the new gold standard qualification in technical education, and be the pinnacle for those who are more practical.

The T Level includes a core of knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector, a technical qualification, a substantial work placement of at least 45 working days, as well as English, Mathematics and digital content.The content of the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level is designed to get you ready for a career in the Digital sector, one that is identified as having a skills shortage.

The T Level is made up of core units and occupational specialist units. The core content will focus on developing the learners’ knowledge, concepts, theories and core skills related to the Digital Production, Design and Development pathway.

Units included are digital business, data management, digital analysis, digital environments, legislation, planning, security and testing.

The occupational specialism units will concentrate on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving occupational competence in areas of Digital Production, Design and Development. This will include the following five performance outcomes: Design / Implementation / Testing / Maintenance / Evaluation
The occupational specialism units will be assessed through a series of internal assessment which include written work, practical assessments, presentations, portfolios and observations.

You will also be given the opportunity to enhance your learning through talks delivered by industry experts, trips and visits to universities and businesses. You will have the opportunity to ‘ask the experts’ questions about their field, as well as being inspired by their journeys and gaining advice to help you achieve your goals. You will also take part in our Creative and Digital Industry Careers Days where you will have the opportunity to talk to employers, university representatives, our Apprenticeship Team and subject specialists.

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