T Level

Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development

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You can gain the skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the digital sector.

The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination, and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.*


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.


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.

In addition to the core content, each student will also develop skills in digital production, design and development. The content will include:

  • 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


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 web development and design, software development, computer game development and testing, or UX design – speak to your careers adviser to find out more.

*Students will spend 315 hours in industry placements.


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Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.