T Level Digital Production, Design and Development
About the Subject
The Digital T Level is a new full time Level 3 technical course, equivalent to three A Levels. Leading digital employers have helped to develop the qualification to equip young people with the skills that the industry needs. A key feature of the course is a mandatory industry placement of at least 45 days.
As well as the industry placement, T Level study programmes comprise a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry, and occupation and specialist training covering occupational or industry-specific skills.
- 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
Most T Level students will progress, from college, straight to work or onto a higher level or degree apprenticeship. However, the qualification does accrue UCAS points and will allow progression to university.
Subject Modules and Assessment
The core component will be assessed through a project set by employers in the industry and two externally-set tests.
Minimum Subject Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in Maths and English, and a GCSE in computer science (preferred but not essential.) Students who do not meet the subject entry criteria will be required to re-sit Maths and/or English (as a Level 2 pass in both subjects is a mandatory element of the T Level qualification.)