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T Level

Two Years


GCSE Maths at grade 5 and English at grade 4 with 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above; preferably including Computing or an IT related qualification


The course is assessed by external examinations which include two External Examinations,
Employer Set Project and an Externally Assessed Project

About this course

T Levels are the next generation of vocational learning. With 80% of your time spent at college and 20% on industry placement, these world-class technical courses offer you a new choice after your GCSEs. Are you looking to launch a career within the Digital sector? This T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development will give you knowledge and skills you need to flourish in this exciting and innovative sector. It offers the perfect blend of theoretical study and hands-on work experience, with the opportunity to work in one of the largest growing economic sectors in the UK. This means that there will be lots of future opportunities in this ever-changing industry. Significant changes to working practices and the adoption of artificial intelligence continue at a fast pace as more companies embrace the benefits of digital technology.

The T Level will combine classroom work with work experience placements across the 2-year course, developing core knowledge and relevant career specific skills. This ensures that you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress onto digital-related university courses, apprenticeships or employment. We work closely with local businesses so that you gain valuable industry experience and prepare for your future career.

T Levels are a Level 3 qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels and offer you a balance of classroom theory, practical learning and a hands-on industry placement. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and the other 20% in the workplace. T Levels also carry UCAS points to take you on to university. You will undertake 315 hours of industry placement over the duration of the two-year course.

A John Leggott College Students studying


Stephen Robson

Who is this aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to learn how to program in modern programming languages 

  • Want to work in a digital related career 

  • Would like to find out more about computers and their role in everyday life 

  • Would like to learn how to look at problems and design programs to solve them 

  • Would like to learn about how computer systems work, right down to the CPU level 

  • Would like to understand the applications of computers in networks and the Internet 

  • Would like to progress to a computer science or a software design degree course

What will you learn?

  • 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

  • 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

What skills will you develop?

Professional development

  • 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

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