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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Are you interested in studying for one of the new Level 3 T Levels in Digital Production, Design and Development or in Digital Support - but not quite sure you are ready?

Do you learn better in a predominantly classroom/workshop-based environment?

The aim of the T Level Transition Foundation programme is to prepare you to progress to and succeed on your chosen T Level route.

Entry requirements

You need four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, to include either Maths or English.

Providing you meet all the other entry requirements, if you have achieved a grade 3 in either GCSE Maths or English, you will have the option to re-sit as part of your study programme.

Course Content

Diagnostic period: Taster sessions for the Digital T Level route(s)

English and Maths: Dependent on GCSE grades achieved

Work experience and work-related learning: You will develop the skills, behaviours, attitude and confidence that you will need for the Level 3 T Level.

Introductory technical skills: You will develop introductory technical skills in relation to the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level core components. These will be based on the following digital-related topics:

  • Business Context
  • Culture
  • Data
  • Digital Analysis
  • Digital Environments
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Learning
  • Legislation
  • Security
  • Testing
  • Tools


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through:

  • Work-related learning projects
  • Modules - introductory units of work based around the digital content
  • Theory-based and practical workshops

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This programme is specifically designed to help you progress to the T Level Digital Production, Design and Development or Digital Support at Level 3.

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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Sam Lavelle

Sam	Lavelle

Digital Marketing apprentice Sam meets Prime Minister during London Fashion Week

Working for prestigious knitwear brand John Smedley has brought marketing apprentice Sam Lavelle lots of exciting opportunities – not least meeting the Prime Minister at London Fashion Week. Sam, who is taking digital marketing qualifications via Derby College as part of his apprenticeship, was among a number of UK fashion apprentices who spoke with Theresa May during the event.
The Prime Minister was there to champion the UK's fashion industry – and highlight the vital contribution apprenticeships make in ensuring the sector remains a global leader.Sam, who has been with John Smedley since April, is delighted to have the chance to work alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable people on a daily basis. He is also enjoying working towards an OCR in IT through Derby College which will further his digital marketing skills. Sam said:

It's great. My tutors are supportive and I'm assessed in the workplace so I don't have to go into college. A lot of my learning is done online, which is also very convenient, and my assessors are flexible with meetings.
"Digital marketing is a big part of my role at John Smedley and I'm heavily involved in producing social media and other written website content for the company's central hub.


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