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T Levels

T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development


T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge  and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career. You will enjoy this course if you like solving problems, are interested in coding and technology. 


The core element of a T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as programming, coding, the use of data, and the different platforms of delivery in the digital industry. It’s a cutting-edge subject, so you’ll also learn about the potential security risks that organisations can face and how to analyse problems and identify solutions through computer programs. You’ll then move on to the subject specialism, so you can get deeper into the specifics and build up the skills you need for your future job. You’ll work on problem solving, developing solutions within a collaborative environment and learn how to change, maintain and support software. 

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days. Giving you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer while you study, such as a software or IT company, and gain invaluable experience as well as key skills that employers are looking for.

Students will develop an 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, 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

Students will develop the skills to:

Analyse a problem, understand user needs, define requirements and set acceptance criteria

Design, implement and test software

Change, maintain and support software

Work collaboratively in a digital team

Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge

Work within legal and regulatory frameworks when developing software


Following a T Level, you could progress straight into a skilled profession or continue your studies with a degree or higher apprenticeship. Career options might include software, web or games development – speak to your careers adviser to find out more.

 Adverts for job roles in technology and digital in the UK have increased by 36% since June 2020, according to research by Tech Nation and the government’s Digital Economy Council.

Median salaries for roles in the digital sector are 35% higher than the non-digital sector.

  • Modern and applicable
  • Freedom of choice (all companies use media)
  • Combined university courses (e.g., Media and Politics, English, Drama, Business etc.)
  • Develop strong social skills
  • International perspective
  • Specific skills (that set you apart).


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