T Level : Digital Production, Design and Development

Course code: JFAT100P

Subject area: Digital Technologies

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 30th Jun 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555585

T-Levels are a brand new type of qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels. These new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers, helping prepare students to meet the needs of industry and work. The Digital T-Level course is for students who wish to progress into skilled IT employment or higher-level technical training or study.

The main area of study covers:

Digital Production
Design and Development
Employer set project
Industry placement within the industry
This T-Level has been developed in collaboration with employers so the content meets the needs of industry, preparing students for the workplace.

There will be a mixture of classroom-based teaching and learning and ‘on-the-job' learning as the course involves at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days) of Industrial Placement.

This new qualification provides the essential knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to any digital occupation. You'll learn about the value of digital technology and gain an understanding of customer and commercial needs, alongside the ethical and moral issues raised by the increasing reliance on technology and its impact on culture, autonomous operations and addiction. Use of physical, virtual and Cloud digital environments, emerging technology trends and the application of tools and testing to influence innovation, algorithms and usability are a key part of the course.

Core Units

Business context: understanding the business environment including dealing with end user, customer and business needs, the value of digital in business and technical change management
Culture: ethical and moral issues raised by the increasing reliance on technology including impact on culture, autonomous operations and addiction
Data: concepts and fundamental of data including how organisations use data, key features and functions of information systems, data format, analysis and maintenance, data modelling and data across different platforms
Digital analysis: understanding algorithms, action and pattern recognition
Digital environments: systems fundamentals including physical, virtual and cloud
Learning: awareness of emerging technology trends and innovation
Legislation: legal and regulatory requirements and importance of industry standards, where to find them and staying up to date
Planning: principles of planning including costbenefit, dependencies, prioritisation quality and time
Security: understanding privacy and confidentiality of information, processes and protocols plus threats, vulnerabilities and risk management
Testing: importance of testing of components, interfaces, usability etc
Tools: understanding digital tools and their use in business

Specialist Units

This content develops the specific knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and test software while also considering ethical principles and legal or regulatory requirements. It also develops skills to change, maintain and support software and to analyse problems and work collaboratively to find solutions.

The specialism has six performance outcomes, each covering a range of key skills.

The sky is the limit! When you complete your T Level, you’ll have lots of opportunities including:

Employment in a skilled occupation
Higher or degree level apprenticeships
Higher level study, including university
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee

T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development
T Levels are made up of three elements:

Core Component

This will be split into two parts:

Technical knowledge and skills relevant to the T Levels industry. You’ll need to demonstrate that you:

Understand how your industry works;
Understand how occupational specialisms fit within the industry; and
Know the working practices in the industry.
An employer-set project which will require you to apply your knowledge and skills to a set challenge.

Specialist Skills

You’ll learn specialist skills for your industry in a classroom-based environments, such as workshops. You will need to show evidence of your achievement and demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry.

Industry Placements

Industry placements are an essential part of the T Level qualification, and you’ll complete between 45-60 days in a placement. This means you’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and even the possibility of opportunities to secure future employment!