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.
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.