Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level (Programming and Software Development)

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Reasons to study this course

  • T-Levels are designed with employers to give young people the relevant skills required by industry.
  • This course will provide a mixture of technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the software development sector.
  • You will be collaborating with local companies to develop your technical and employability skills.
  • As well as combining classroom theory and practical learning you will participate in an industry placement.

What you will need to study this course

  • interest in programming and software development as a career
  • minimum requirements for a Level 3 course
  • minimum GCSE Maths grade 5
  • minimum GCSE English Language grade 4

What you will study

Core Content – problem solving, programming, emerging issues and impact of digital, legislation and regulatory requirements, business context, data, digital environments and security.

Occupational Specialism – the SDLC of Analysis, design, implement and test software as well as looking at tool and techniques to maintain and support software, working collaboratively, evaluate sources of knowledge and work within legal and ethical constraints.

Industry placement of 50 days.

How you will be assessed

Core Content: two exams and an externally-set project

Occupational Specialism: externally assessed project where you will be required to analyse a problem and design a solution, developing a prototype and gathering feedback to inform future development.

Successful completion of your industry placement.

Priestley Extra

Enrichment activities such as Apps for Good and First Tech Challenge. Visits from organisations offering apprenticeships including Barclays Bank and other local apprenticeship schemes.


Degree apprenticeship or a degree such as Software Development or Computer Science. Skilled employment within the software development sector.

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