Are you interested in starting a career in software and digital design - maybe as a programmer, web designer, IT business analyst, systems designer, software development technician or digital marketer? T Levels can offer you an attractive alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships.
T Levels have been designed with employers to give you the skills that industry needs. The Digital T Level provides a mixture of technical knowledge and skills specific to the diigital industry, an industry placement of at least 45 days and the relevant maths, English and digital skills you will need to succeed.
You need five GCSEs to include English and Maths at a grade 4/C.
You should have also gained a GCSE in a subject relevant to the digital content you will be studying on this T Level.
The core component provides a broad understanding of the digital industry and covers the following digital-related topics:
The occupational specialism content will allow you to develop the relevant skills in preparation for your career in the digital industry.
The content of the occupational specialism will cover the following topics:
As part of this qualification, you will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be invaluable in supporting progression in other areas. In addition, you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication (working with colleagues, customers and clients), research and project work, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your reflective practice by suggesting alternative approaches to a problem.
The core component will be assessed through a project set by employers in the industry and two externally-set tests.
The occupational specialism is assessed through a project that is created in conjunction with relevant employers.
Achieving this qualification will give you an advantage when applying for a job in software production and design in the digital industry or when progressing to further study.
Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.
While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.