T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development (Digital)


  • 16-18


The T-Level is a 2 year programme that offers an attractive alternative to A Levels and Apprenticeships. The T-Level in Digital Production Design and Development offers a combination of classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum of 315 hours of industry placements with an employer to make sure you have a real experience of the work place. With 80% classwork, and 20% real work experience you'll leave with the skills and experience employers demand.

What you learn in the classroom:

  • Problem solving
  • Programming
  • Emerging issues and impact of digital
  • Legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Business context
  • Data
  • Digital environments
  • Security

Key features of the T Level Industry Placement:

You will spend a minimum of 315 hours in the workplace with an external employer. The placement will be a good fit with your course, meaning you’ll be able to learn the relevant technical skills for the digital sector, in this case, software development. Part-time working hours can be counted towards your placement hours if it is in the digital /software development area.

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Apprenticeships, University

Is there additional work required by the student?

Assessment will include an exam, employer-set project and a synoptic assessment. To complete your placement, you must: Work directly for an external employer Demonstrate sufficient progress towards your learning goals as set by your employer Complete the minimum number of hours and placement criteria Maintain a booklet during your placement to log activities and hours worked Get a positive performance appraisal from your employer at the end of the placement and receive a visit from the work experience co-ordinator.

Awarding Body

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Entry Requirements

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 5 or above; and at least three other GCSE qualifications at grade 4 or above OR equivalent vocational qualification in a related discipline at level 2 with a minimum Merit grade.


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

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