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.
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.
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!
During Year One, you will study Core Units which explore the following:
You will also complete a project set by your work placement employer.
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:
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.
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.
After successfully completing the T Level, you can enter:
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.
The entry requirements are 5 GCSEs, at grade 4 or above or equivalent, including English, Maths. It is strongly recommended that candidates have a Level 2 in Computing, or equivalent, but this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis; please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
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.