IT – Digital Production, Design and Development T Level

This course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their programming skills through a course which has an emphasis on real industry experience with technical and core content needed to work in the software development industry.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Information Technology
  • Qualification T Level
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Digital and Data Centre, Hele Road site
  • Course Length 2 years

This course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their programming skills through a course which has an emphasis on real industry experience with the technical content needed to work in the software development industry.

First year assessments come in the form of two exams and a project designed by a panel of top IT firms and assessments experts. In year two, you will do a project in stages throughout the year.

You will work with one of our Industry Placement Liaison Officers to find an industry placement that is right for you and your interests, and to set objectives with you.

On this course you will: 

  • Learn how to code as part of a team and enhance your programming skills for a variety of professional settings, such as full stack development or app development
  • Emphasis on this course is industry experience and practical coding skills for bigger projects, so you are prepared for the software development industry
  • Study a core set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, you will learn about the business context and culture as well as key parts of the workplace such planning, legislation, security, data and digital analysis
  • Undertake an industry placement with an employer
  • Work on the development of your English, Maths and Digital skills to the level required occupationally

Be assessed through external assessment and a substantial employer set project via practical assessments of skills

This course is ideal if you enjoy the idea of being involved in the development of software which will solve problems for the businesses you are working with.

Next Steps: You can progress directly into IT-related employment in software development or develop skills further by proceeding on our HND in Computing or university or a Degree Apprenticeship. 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths. Plus, you will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. Learners progressing from a Level 2 course will need a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with a good Merit profile, along with English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: In addition, learners are expected to have an interest in computers and programming, with a career aim in a computing related field.


The Digital and Data Centre is a £10.3million building which opened in July 2021. Complete with digital learning laboratories, state-of-the-art IT suites and interactive seminar spaces, learners have access to cutting edge equipment to help gear them to move directly into industry or further study.

You will also study and use resources at our Victoria House site on Queen Street.

Additional Costs

To be confirmed.

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