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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 Mount

Sam Mount

Logging into a social media career

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.


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