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.

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

Topics may include:

  • Digital analysis
  • Digital environments
  • IT systems security and encryption
  • Systems analysis
  • System design and testing
  • Software design and development
  • Software support
  • Programming
  • Risk management
  • Communication technologies

These topics could include areas such as problem solving, programming, emerging 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.

Around 80% of your time is spent at College with the remaining 20% at your industry placement. Along with specialist teaching at BTC, your industry placement is a key part of the programme. Experience with a real employer in a real workplace will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom to the job, giving you a taste of the world of work you can expect once you complete your studies.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including exams, practical projects set by employers, assignments, 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 during an industry placement of at least 315 to 420 hours.

Progression Options

Following a T Level, you could find skilled employment, or progress to Higher Education. This could take the form of a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, or Foundation Degree in Computing & Internet Technologies at University Centre Somerset, with the opportunity to top-up to a BSc (Hons) Computing & Internet Technologies.

Course Summary

Course Title Digital: Software Development T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including maths and English. You
also need a keen interest in computing and software systems with some experience
of using PCs and software.

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Myles Fisher

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