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T-Level - Digital Production, Design and Development

T-Level – Digital Production, Design and Development

Course Information

Course Level
– 3
Course Type – T-Levels
Specific Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grade 5 including English and Maths
Duration – 2 Year
Student Age – 16-18

This is a 2 year course equivalent to 3 A Levels and includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement. During the 2-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of digital occupations.


You will develop an understanding of:

  • How digital technologies impact business
  • The ethical and moral implications of digital technology
  • 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 Internet of Things (IoT),
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR),
  • Blockchain, 3D printing
  • Legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
  • The 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


In addition to the core content, each student will also develop skills in digital production, design and development. The content will include:

  • Analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs
  • Designing, implementing, and testing software
  • Changing, maintaining and supporting software
  • Creating solutions in a social and collaborative environment
  • Discovering, evaluating, and applying reliable sources of knowledge
  • Applying ethical principles and managing risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software


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