T level Qualification in Digital Production Design (Subject to approval)


The T-Level is split into three main sections: Technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO). Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

Course Content - What will I learn?

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.

Am I right for the course?

You should have a keen interest in information technology and a career goal to work in the IT/Computing industry or progress on to university. It is expected that you would have a good working knowledge of industry standard application software.

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English and Mathematics

You will be assessed in the following way: You will be assessed through a mixture of internal and external assessments. Year 1: Core component: paper A written examination paper B written examination employer set project in order to achieve a grade for core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer set project). The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A*–E and U). No overall grade will be issued for the core component until both sub-components have been attempted. Year 2: Occupational specialism component: Synoptic assignment The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in the occupational specialism component.

Course is Subject to approval with planned delivery for the course in Sep 24

Oaklands College has a team of highly qualified ICT teachers. All are experts in Microsoft software, as well as networking, programming and hardware installation. Most have come from the ICT and business industry and have a wealth of experience to share with you. They are supportive and motivational tutors who will do their best to make your time at Oaklands enjoyable, interesting and an excellent learning experience. You will also receive support in finding employment or a university place of your choosing.

What Next?

If Successful, you can progress onto further study at Degree level, higher level Apprenticeship or Employment. Potential Careers: Data Technician IT Technician Support Technician IT Trainer

Successful completion of your chosen course could lead onto a higher level course, university or into employment.

Potential careers:

  • Computer Games Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • IT Product Developer
  • IT Trainer
  • Network Manager
  • Software Developer/ Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Support Person
  • Web Designer/ Developer

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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