This Technical Qualification is for T Level students who are undertaking the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development. It is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the Digital sector, with a focus on software design and development. The purpose of the T Level Technical Qualification in Digital Production, Design and Development is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study, including university, within the specialist area of software design and development. At the end of the Technical Qualification, students are expected to demonstrate threshold competence, which means that they have gained the core knowledge and skills related to software design and development and are well placed to develop full occupational competence with additional development and support once in employment in the digital sector.
The Technical Qualification content has been designed from the Outline Content created by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and the Digital T Level panel. We have used the Outline Content to create the Technical Qualification specification and assessment, which has been validated by our own panel of digital employers and education providers to ensure it is appropriate for the progression routes identified in the above section. Students will learn about the following topics:
- Emerging issues and impact of digital
- Legislation and regulatory requirements
- Business context
- Digital environments
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Grade 5 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language.
This qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work for working in the Digital Production, Design and Development which will prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an Apprentice.
Furthermore, the completion of these qualifications gives learners the opportunity to progress onto higher education courses and training, as well as careers within:
- WEB DEVELOPER
- WEB DESIGNER
- SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
- COMPUTER GAMES TESTER
- COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPER
- E-LEARNING DEVELOPER
- USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGNER