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Digital production design and development

This T Level is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software production and design

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The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is a two-year qualification that will include a core content and an occupational specialism content that is specific to the industry.

Students can progress into roles such as web developer, web designer, IT business analyst, app developer or digital marketer.

19+ learners are now eligible to apply for this T Level. Adult students may undertake an industry placement where the length is reduced by 50%, but all placements must still take place on the employer premises. There is currently no flexibility to undertake placements remotely.

Adult students will have to complete the same assessments as 16–18-year-old students and the assessment schedule will also be the same. Assessments will not be reduced or altered for adult learners.

The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development will include

The core component of study provides a broad understanding of the digital industry and covers the following digital-related topics:

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:

If You Are Hoping To Study For A T Level Course But Not Quite Ready, You Can Take Our One Year Level 2 Transition Programme, Details Of This Are Below.


The L2 Information Technology Transition programme is heavily focused on building learner knowledge in computing. Students will be taught industry-relevant topics, which will build up skills, knowledge, and behaviours. This qualification is very computing based and provides a transition to the Level 3 T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development.


Learners complete 100 hours of external work experience on this level 2 programme. This is an excellent opportunity, in which the learners will gain valuable work experience, work with employers within the area, and build their industry portfolio.

There is a high emphasis on Maths & English, and our goal on the course is to make sure students achieve these qualifications, to be able to transition onto our T-Level in Digital Production

Learners will learn a variety of computing content, which include the following:

  • Digital Portfolio
  • Web Design
  • Networking
  • Extended Work Placement
  • Software Development
  • Automated Computer Systems
  • Mobile App Development

How Will It Be Delivered?

Learners will be assessed through a variety of practical elements and exam content.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

4 GCSEs grade 3 or above or equivalent including Maths and English Language

Your Next Steps…

Progression from this programme is to the Level 3 T Level in Digital production, Design and Development or Level 3 in Computing and then to university or employment in the computing industry.