T Level - Digital (Software Development)
Over two years, you will cover the core content relating to the digital T Levels. The core content focuses primarily on students’ knowledge and understanding of contexts, concepts, theories, principles and core skills. T Levels will provide you with opportunites to progress to University, Apprenticeships or full time employment in related specialist areas.
- Course Information
This is an entirely new course to the college, designed to arm students with extensive industry experience, as well as in depth technical knowledge of the digital world. The course combines the practical learning experiences of a BTEC, the classroom theoretical learning of A Levels and the real-life industry experience of an apprenticeship.
This course is ideal for those with a keen interest of computer science, coding and software development and is arguably the best route to take for progression in this area.
You will cover topics including:
· Business context
· Culture, including ethical and moral issues
· Data management and modelling
· Digital analysis
· Digital environments
· Software and hardware testing
You will complete a 45 day industry placement, allowing you to develop real-life experiences in this industry, as well as make meaningful connections with established professionals and experts. This opportunity is unique to T Levels and gives you a strong head start in this competitive market in terms of progression.
- Entry Requirements
You will need to have achieved at least 5 Grade 4s at GCSE. This must include both Maths and English Language. Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- Progression Pathway
Completing a T Level puts you in an extremely strong position to move onto employment as a Software Developer. T Levels are recognised by Universities and hold a more substantial UCAS value than some A Levels or BTECs. Due to the high level of industry experience you will receive, you would also be in a very strong position to move onto an Apprenticeship.
- Teaching & Assessment
In Year 1, you will sit two formal examinations, and complete an Employer Set Project. Each of these elements counts for 33% of your overall grade for Year 1.
In Year 2, you will complete an Occupational Specialism Project as well as observations in your industry placement.
You need to pass all elements of the assessment process to gain a full T Level, and you will be awarded with a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* at the end of the two years.