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.

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Learning Styles

Digital Production, Design and Development is suitable for students who plan a career in software development and will develop the following specialist 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.)

The T Level is a great opportunity for students to gain real industry experience working alongside talented people and for companies like Red River to meet some of those looking to become the next generation of talent.” Robyn Dessoy, Development Lead at Red River