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Overview

Title: Design & Development T Level

Pathway: Digital

Available Study Options:
Full Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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What will I study?

Level 3 T Level Technical Qualification in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development

If you want to develop a career as a software developer designing, testing and producing, or you want to be a tech entrepreneur, then enrol on this new generation of Gold Standard qualifications as a technical alternative to A Levels.

The rise in technology has brought with it a range of digital jobs, meaning that there are lots of opportunities to climb the career ladder quickly and work for some exciting companies along the way. T Levels are developed by the Institute of Apprenticeships; employers such as Fujitsu, IBM and Cap Gemini; and the Department for Education. This T Level is aimed to get you work ready for a career in Digital.

On this two-year course, you will work alongside professionals to prepare you for a career in Software Development, Computer Programming, Software Testing, Games Development, Web Development or Database development & Administration. You will complete:

  • Digital industry core theory, concepts and skills.
  • Digital production design and development specialist skills and knowledge
  • an industry placement with an employer lasting at least 45 days
  • a minimum standard in Maths and English.

You will learn through a number of core and occupational specialists units related to areas of Digital Production, Design and Development.

Included in these units are Digital Business, Data Management, Digital Analysis, Digital Environments, Legislation, Planning, Security and Testing.

The units are taught through practical project work, classroom workshops and an industry placement with a digital company of at least 45 days across the two years. This combination of learning ensures that you have a rich technical knowledge and accelerates your ability to apply your learning in the workplace, becoming part of a team of digital experts.

Included within your course will be masterclasses with industry experts, visits to businesses and your own industry mentor to help develop your career.

How will I be assessed?

Your knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed through an externally set exam, an employer set project covering the core units and a project including:

  • internally assessed projects
  • presentations
  • practical assessments
  • building a portfolio.

The focus on collaborative learning means you will work with your peers to problem solve, design, implement and test software. You will apply ethical testing and learn to manage risks in line with regulatory requirements.

What will this lead to?

This qualification can lead directly into employment, into roles such as Junior Developer or Software Development Technician. If you with to study at University, this T level attracts UCAS point scores equal to 3 A Levels - meaning you'll be able to apply.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & Maths assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Maths

T Level 
Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.

 

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

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Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.