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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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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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