T Level Technical Qualification in Digital and IT (Year 1)

Course Length 2 years
Study Type Full time
Course Cost No fee (16-18)
Start Date 12/09/2022
Course Code 77768-01

Course overview

T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of the industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours in the second year of study.

This course is suitable for anyone post-16 wanting a career in software production and design.

Students will develop an understanding of:

  • How digital technologies impact business
  • The ethical and moral implications of digital technology
  • Using data in software design
  • Using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
  • Digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • Emerging technical trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, 3D printing
  • Legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
  • The privacy and confidentiality of personal data
  • The technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
  • Planning digital projects
  • Testing software, hardware and data
  • Digital tools for project management and collaboration

They will develop the skills to:

  • Analyse a problem, understand user needs, define requirements and set acceptance criteria
  • Design, implement and test software
  • Change, maintain and support software
  • Work collaboratively in a digital team
  • Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
  • Work within legal and regulatory frameworks when developing software

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths, and science.
  • Careers/Progression

    Students can also use this T Level to do a related higher-level apprenticeship or degree course.

    Job opportunities:

    • Web developer
    • Web designer
    • Software designer
    • Computer games tester
    • Computer games developer
    • E-Learning developer
    • User Experience (UX) designer

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