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Digital Production, Design and Development

During the two-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that underpin many jobs in the digital industry.


Level 3 qualification

34 weeks classroom study (over two years)

9 weeks minimum working with an employer

What you'll need before you start

Individual colleges and schools will have their own entry requirements. However, for most courses, we expect students will need either:

  • 5 GCSE passes (grade 4 or above), including English, maths and science
  • a pass in a relevant level 2 qualification

For more information, check with the relevant school or college.

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software production and design. Students can progress into roles such as:

Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

What you’ll learn on this course

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

They 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

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