Technical Qualification (T-Level)

Digital Production, Design and Development


2 years


Level 3

Career Sector


Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Course Overview

This new T-Level is ideal if you are intending to progress directly to employment within the digital production, design and development sector in roles such as a Programmer, Web Designer, IT Business Analyst, Systems Designer, or Software Development Technician, to a digital apprenticeship or to further studies in digital.

Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language or Maths. 


  • A relevant Level 2 Diploma


During the core content you 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 environment, including physical, virtual and cloud environments

Emerging technical trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain and 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

In addition, you will study an occupational specialism, developing skills in digital production, design and development. The content for this element of your course includes:

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

How will I be taught and assessed? 

T-Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315 hours of industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real experience in the workplace.

The course is assessed through written external examinations and externally set employer projects. You will receive two grades at the end of your qualification, one grade will be A*-E for the core component of your course. The second will be graded either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and will be for the occupational specialism element of your qualification. 

What can I do after completing this course?

  • Careers in the digital field including apprenticeships
  • University studies in subjects such as games design and web development

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