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Digital Production, Design & Development - T-Level

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
Digital Production, Design & Development - T-Level06/09/202107/07/2023 £0.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Full Time

Course Area
Computing & Game Development

2 years

Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grade 9-5 including English and Maths, or a full Level 2 qualification with a Merit profile and grades 9-5 in GCSE English and Maths.

Course Information

This course provides a mixture of both core and specialist knowledge over a two-year period. Students will be expected to carry out extensive work experience, which could equate to a minimum of 316 hours, and complete an 'employer-set project' which ensures students have the opportunity to combine core knowledge and skills.

Year1 students learn the core knowledge for Digital Production, Design and Development which includes:

  • The Business context
  • Concept and fundamentals of data
  • Digital concepts
  • Digital environments
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Collaborative technologies

Year 2 students who specialise in Digital Production Design, Application and Development will build on the core knowledge learnt in year 1. They will develop specialist knowledge required for this particular sector. This includes showing competence of the knowledge and skills of the following performance outcomes:

  • 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.


In year 1, students are assessed through an 'employer-set project' and an externally marked exam. Combined this will be graded A*-U. Year 2 students will specialise in software design, application and development, this ensures students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve 'competence' in this area. Students will be assessed by a synoptic assessment which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

This T Level provides a route directly in employment. Students who specialise in Digital will have a recognised technical qualification that is on the full and relevant list of recognised qualifications. This T Level also attributes UCAS points and could lead to university or higher training. Possible careers include: Data forensics, Cyber security, IT