The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development equips you with the cutting-edge skills, knowledge and industry experience you need to start your journey in a range of creative tech jobs. A T Level is made up of 80% classroom work and 20% work placement, spead out over the two years of the course. A T Level is only avaliable to those who are 16 - 19.
Designed by industry leaders, the T Level combines hands-on learning, academic study and a 45-day work experience placement with a local employer. As part of this Technical Qualification, you will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be valuable in supporting progression in other areas. In addition, you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication (working with colleagues, customers, and clients), research and project work, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your reflective practice by suggesting alternative approaches to a problem.
In Year One, you will study core units covering a range of topics such as:
In Year Two, you will study an occupational specialism. During this year, you will further develop your knowledge whilst developing the skills needed complete your specialist project.
In addition to the core content, each student will also develop skills in digital production, design and development. The content will include:
Find out more about the skills you will gain by reading here.
Once you have successfully completed your T Level, there will be a range of progression opportunities available to you. These include, entering skilled employment, starting a higher-level apprenticeship, and going to university.
After studying this T Level, you could progress into a career in:
Find out 5 Jobs you could do with this T Level by reading our blog post here.
This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.
Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.
For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.
In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.