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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Adult Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you want to start a career in software and digital design as, for example, a programmer, web designer, IT business analyst, systems designer, software development technician or digital marketer?
T Levels offer an attractive alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships, combining classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 45-day industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real experience of the workplace.
They are developed in consultation with employers in the digital industry to ensure you learn the skills and behaviours that will give you the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work.
The content is split into a core component that is common to all Digital T Levels, and occupational specialism content that is specific to this T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development.


Entry requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A-C).

You must have achieved at least a grade 4 (C) in Maths and a grade 4 (C) in English.

Course Content

The content is split into a core component that is common to all Digital T Levels, and occupational specialism content that is specific to this T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development.
The core component provides a broad understanding of the digital industry and covers the following digital-related topics:
* Business Context
* Culture
* Data
* Digital Analysis
* Digital Environments
* Diversity and Inclusion
* Learning
* Legislation
* Security
* Testing
* Tools
The content of the occupational specialism will cover the following topics:
* analysing a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs
* designing, implementing and testing software
* changing, maintaining and supporting software
* creating solutions in a social and collaborative environment
* discovering, evaluating and applying reliable sources of knowledge
* applying ethical principles and managing risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software


How will I be assessed?

The core component will be assessed through a project set by employers in the industry and two externally-set tests. The occupational specialism content will allow you to develop the relevant skills in preparation for your career in the digital industry. 
The occupational specialism is assessed through a project that is created in conjunction with relevant employers.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

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.

As part of this qualification, you will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be invaluable in supporting your 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.

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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Dominic Saneria

Dominic Saneria

From Derby College to Workforce Planning Manager at Barclays Bank

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.


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