T Level in Digital : Digital Production, Design and Development
The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is a two year qualification which will include a core content and an occupational specialism content that is specific to the industry. This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software production and design. Students can progress into roles such as web developer, web designer, IT business analyst, app developer or digital marketer.
The core component of study provides a broad understanding of the digital industry and covers the following digital-related topics:
- Business Context
- Digital Analysis
- Digital Environments
- Diversity and Inclusion
The occupational specialism content will allow you to develop the relevant skills in preparation for your career in the digital industry. The occupational specialism is assessed through a project that is created in conjunction with relevant employers.
The content of the occupational specialism will cover the following topics:
- Analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs
- Designing, implementing and testing software
- Changing, maintaining and supporting software
- Creating solutions in a social and collaborative environment
- Discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge
- Applying ethical principles and managing risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software.
- A substantial industry placement with a range of employers within the creative industry will build on your skills and technical knowledge.
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What will I study?
As part of the Digital Production, Design & Development T Level qualification, you will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be invaluable in supporting progression in other areas. In addition, you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication (working with colleagues, customers and clients), research and project work, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your reflective practice by suggesting alternative approaches to a problem.
The core component will be assessed through a project set by employers in the industry and two externally-set tests.