Broadstairs College - Digital Production, Design and Development T Level
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Qualification: Digital Production, Design and Development T Level
Location: Broadstairs

Digital Production, Design and Development T Level

Digital skills are in higher demand than ever before. After GCSEs, get on the fast-track towards a career in tech with this exciting new T Level.

Course Overview

The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is a full-time, two-year qualification that offers an alternative route to A Levels. Combining College-based learning with hands-on work experience, the T Level gives you the industry-relevant skills and experience needed to achieve the future you want.

Course Detail

The T Level has been designed in collaboration with leading industry giants such as Cisco, Fujitsu, IBM, and Siemens, ensuring you develop cutting-edge knowledge and skills in areas such as software design, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data analysis and much more!

Year One

During Year One, you will study Core Units which explore the following:

  • Emerging technological trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, and 3D Printing.
  • How to test software, hardware, and data.
  • The technical, physical, and human aspects of internet security.
  • How to plan digital projects.
  • The ethical and moral implications of digital technology.
  • How digital technologies impact business.
  • Using data in software design.
  • Digital environments, including physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies.
  • The privacy and confidentiality of personal data.
  • Using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems.

You will also complete a project set by your work placement employer.

Year Two

During Year Two, you will study the Occupational Specialism, Digital Design and Development. Building on the skills and knowledge you gained during your first year and whilst on placement, you will work on a project designing and developing a digital system.

During the specialist project, you will:

  • Analyse 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.
  • Apply ethical principles and manage risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software.

Course Assessment

The Core Units in Year One are assessed through examinations and a practical employer-set project.

The Specialist Occupation in Year Two is assessed through a synoptic assessment which may include observation of practical skills and a portfolio of evidence.

Course Progression

After successfully completing the T Level, you can enter:

  • Skilled employment in areas such as:

  • Web design

  • Software development

  • Business analysis

  • Digital marketing

See also: Five Tech Jobs You Can Do with a T Level in Digital

  • University

One T Level is equivalent to three A Levels and is worth the same amount of UCAS Tariff points. Visit our T Levels FAQ to learn more about T Levels and UCAS.

  • An Apprenticeship

  • A Traineeship

  • Other further study

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Work Experience

During the T Level, you will complete a work placement with a local employer. The placement will last for a minimum of 45 days (around 315 hours) and will give you the opportunity to put into practice your learning, whilst gaining valuable real-world experience.

Additional Information

T Levels are currently only funded for 16 - 18-year-old learners. If you are over 18, please visit our Computing pathway for alternative courses. 

Contact us

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Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605040