Digital: Software Development T Level | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This two-year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to provide an in-depth understanding of context, concepts, theories, principles and core skills in digital.

These topics could include areas such as problem solving, programming, emerging digital issues and how they impact society, as well as legislation and regulation of the digital environment. You will delve into how digital is used in a business context, data and cyber security.

The breadth of content will ensure you are able to apply your skills in a variety of environments for different purposes.

Topics may include:

  • Problem solving
  • Introduction to Python programming
  • Emerging issues and impact of digital
  • Legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Busines context
  • Data
  • Digital environments
  • Security
  • Web application development.

An industry placement is a core component of the T Level offering as it represents 20% of the overall programme.

Achievement of the industry placement and working with an appropriate employer for the requisite hours is essential for achievement and awarding of the final qualification. During the industry placement, you need to complete between 315 and 420 hours across the two years, which will fit around your in-class studies. Completion of the industry placement is subject to a successful review with the employer against set targets.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, case studies, presentations and externally examined coursework tasks. You may need to compile a portfolio of evidence to present at the end of the course for assessment purposes. This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the- job experience.

Progression Options

Following a T Level, you could find skilled employment in a variety of businesses that require digital support and development and could lead to a career as a Software Development Technician, Web Developer, Programmer, Application Support
Analyst or Automated Software Tester. Alternatively, you could progress to study a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, or progress onto a Computing and Digital Technologies Foundation Degree with University Centre Somerset.

Course Summary

Course Title Digital: Software Development T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with grade 4 in English and maths, and a keen interest in the topic. Entry is subject to a successful interview. If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level, you could complete a tailored transition programme designed
to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress to the Level 3 T Level.

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