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Growth in the digital sector is nearly six times larger than growth across the UK economy as a whole contributing more than £400 million to the UK economy a day.
The T Level Digital production, design and development qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and industry experience to start your journey in this thriving sector.
Designed by industry leaders the T Level combines hands on learning, academic study and a minimum 45-day industry placement.
This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in digital infrastructure and support.
This course is intended for students who want to progress to a career in the Digital sector, with a focus on software design and development and will cover the following content:
- 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 environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
- emerging technical trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, 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
You will learn about topics specific to Digital Production, Design and Development:
- design, implement and test software
- change, maintain and support software
- work collaboratively in a digital team
- discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
- work within legal and regulatory frameworks when developing software
This is a Study Programme for those aged 16-18 years of age.
Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Grade 5 or above in maths and 4 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English Language and an IT-related GCSE such as IT, Computing or Computer Science.
Applicants should be ready to complete a work placement
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Two written examinations, an employer-set project and synoptic assignments. Every student must also complete and pass their placement in order to achieve the qualification.
Students are required to complete and pass all components to achieve their qualification.
A key component of this course is an extended work experience placement, totalling 45 days over the two year programme. Wirral Met have excellent links with employers within the digital sector and will work with you to find the right placement for you.
Students who achieve this qualification can progress either on to university, a higher level apprenticeship, or enter into the following job roles depending on the specialism you choose when completing the course:
- Web Developer
- Web Designer
- Software Developer
- Computer Games Tester
- Computer Games Developer
- E-Learning Developer
- User Experience (UX) Designer
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If you are aged 16-18:
This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.
If you are aged 19 or over:
Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?
Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.
If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.
The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form