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.

Learning Styles

  • 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.)