Digital Production, Design and Development T Level
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, including both English Language and Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options, including our T Level Transition Programmes, and will provide support to enable you to achieve your Maths and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

For those students who want to develop their skills in digital design and receive real work experience with credible employers – all whilst carrying on their studies and receiving a qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels; our Digital Production, Design and Development T Level is perfect for you.

With 80% of your time being spent in the classroom, learning under the direction of our highly qualified tutors, you will fast track your way into a career by gaining the skills and knowledge that employers look for! Choose between a focus on Software Development or Networking, skills that are highly sought after within the corporate world. The remaining 20% of your time will be spent on a 45-day work placement, gaining experience that will serve you well when moving forward towards a career.

What will I learn?

Students will develop an understanding of:
• How digital technologies impact business
• Ethical and moral implications of digital tech
• Using data in software design
• Using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
• Digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
• Emerging technical trends, such as the IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain and 3D printing
• Legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
• Privacy and confidentiality of personal data
• The technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
• Planning digital projects
• Testing software, hardware and data
• Digital tools for project management and collaboration

They will develop the skills to:
• Analyse a problem, understand user needs, define requirements and set acceptance criteria
• Design, implement and test software
• Change, maintain and support software
• Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
• Work within legal and regulatory frameworks when developing software

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed through external assessments. At the end of Year 1, there will be two written exams and one practical project. At the end of Year 2, you will complete a series of practical specialism projects. Throughout the programme, you will be required to complete a minimum of 315 hours of work placement with an external employer.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technologies and will have access to up-to-date resources.
• You will have access to high end computer and Mac suites where they will have access to various programmes and software to aid your studies.
• As part of your T Levels, you will take part in relevant work experience with local industry professionals.

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We also have teachers who are experts in their fields. They provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.
• We are a T Level Trailblazer and one of the first nationally to develop and deliver T Levels, meaning we are the leading T Level College in the area.

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