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This 2-year course is designed for 16-18 year olds who want to pursue a career in the Software and Production Industry or Digital Industry.

Learn more about T-Levels.

From this qualification you can progress onto university, apprenticeship or employment, leading to roles such as
Web Developer, Web Designer, Software Developer, Computer Games Developer, User Experience (UX) Designer, Computer Games Tester or IT Support Technician, to name a few.

This course will lead to:

  • Higher level courses such as HND
  • University Degree
  • Higher-level apprenticeship
  • Employment

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 4+ (A*-C), or equivalent including English and maths

Where entry requirements have not been achieved, students may be referred to the Media T-Level Transition Programme.

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

Consideration may be given if only one GCSE English or maths is at grade 4. This will depend on other subject grades and with the expectation the other subject, either English or maths, will be achieved at grade 4+ before completion of the T-Level. This will form part of the interview and assessment process.

This course consists of the following modules:

Core Content:

All students will develop a general 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 and 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

Specialisms Digital Production, Design & Development (optional route):

  • Analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs
  • Designing, implementing, and testing software


Specialisms Digital Support Services (optional route):

  • Digital support

Students will also learn about topics specific to digital support services, including:

  • Roles within the digital support services sector
  • Communication in digital support services
  • Fault analysis and problem resolution

Industry placements:

  • All students must complete a minimum of 45 days working with an employer(s) on an industry placement.

This course will lead to:

  • University Degree
  • Higher level courses such as HND
  • Higher-level apprenticeship
  • Employment

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