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T Level Digital Production, Design and Development

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?

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

£32187

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£67780

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

IT Operations Technicians

£24667

IT Operations Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:52 pm