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Digital Production, Design & Development T Level

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title T Level Digital Production, Design & Development
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


T Levels are new two-year, Level 3 study programmes offering students an alternative to A Levels, BTEC/CTECs and Apprenticeships. They are particularly suited to students wanting to gain experience in the workplace alongside college academic and skills development studies.

The typical T Level student will likely have a clear idea as to the industry sector they wish to pursue as a career and an idea of the type of job role they would like to explore as a career.



  • Problem solving
  • Introduction to programming
  • Emerging issues and impact of digital
  • Legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Business context
  • Data
  • Digital environments
  • Security


  • Planning a project
  • Identifying and fixing defects in existing code
  • Designing a solution
  • Developing a solution
  • Reflective evaluation

Occupational Specialist content - Design, Development and Implementation Project:

  1.  Be able to analyse a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs  
  2. Apply ethical principles and manage risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software
  3. Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
  4. Design
  5. Create solutions in a social and collaborative environment
  6. Implement a solution using at least two appropriate programming languages
  7. Test a software solution
  8. Change, maintain and support software

How will it be delivered?

This course is made up of both coursework and examinations. Students will complete a core assessment, which features an exam and an externally set and marked project, and an occupational specialist component, which features an externally set and marked project.

Core assessment: 66.66% exam, 33.33% externally set and marked project  

Occupational specialist component: 100% externally set and marked project

Entry requirements

Your next steps...

Students who choose to study this course have the potential to go on to a number of digital careers, including:

  • Software Development Technician
  • Junior Developer
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Application Developer
  • Junior Mobile App Developer
  • Junior Games Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Junior Application Support Analyst
  • Junior Programmer
  • Assistant Programmer
  • Automated Test Developer

The jobs available to the students will be based on their individual abilities in the digital sector and will be supported by their achievement of this qualification. 


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