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The Digital T Level Transition Programme Level 2 is a transition programme for Level 2 learners who aspire to work in the Software Production or Digital Industries.

Its purpose is to help learners develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help them to progress onto and succeed on the Digital Production, Design & Development or Digital Support Services T-Level.

Waltham Forest College is putting sustainability at the heart of everything that we do, and in this course, you will be made aware of practices that supports pollution prevention, ecosystem management and environmental protection. There will be an emphasis on the use, handling and storage of digital equipment and ensuring businesses use efficient technology systems to reduce their carbon footprint. All course work is digitally submitted and tutors' feedback electronically, reducing the amount of printing and paper being used.

The course is scheduled over 3-4 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

  • Sector Overview

    In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, IT plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, efficiency, and success across various industries.

    In 2023 the UK tech sector was valued to have a combined market value of $1 trillion, the third country to reach the milestone. This makes the UK, and London in particular, a great place to start your digital career.

    At Waltham Forest College, we offer a comprehensive range of digital information technology courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this dynamic field.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • 4 GCSEs at Grades 4 (C) or above, or equivalent, including English and a humanities/computer science subject and ideally maths*

    *If a Grade 4 in maths has not been achieved, you will be learning this alongside your Transition Programme with the expectation to have achieved this by the time you progress onto the T Level.

    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following elements:

    • Explore data analysis solutions
    • Design a cyber security resilience plan
    • Produce digital solutions
    • English, maths and digital skills
    • Work experience with an employer/s on an industry placement
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed using a range of methods including:

    • Observation
    • Assignments
    • Work placement/journal
    • Projects
    • Witness testimony
    • Personal statements
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will actively participate in skills competitions, such as the Big Idea Challenge and Skills London.

    You will have opportunities to take part in trips and visits, such as the Information Technologies Conferences.

    You will have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future, including those from NHS England.

  • Work Experience

    You must complete 36 hours (1 week) of external work placement which is an essential part of the programme. Some of the opportunities will include placements with employers such as Ernest & Young, IBM and Computacenter.

  • Progression opportunities

    This course will lead to:

    • Digital Production, Design & Development T Level
    • Digital Support Services T Level

    Completion of the T Level course will allow you to progress onto:

    • University degree
    • Higher Level Apprenticeship
    • Higher National Diploma
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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