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 digital 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.
After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.
The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.