The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
Minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4, including:
This course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of computing, with proven application in a “real world” setting. The T Level has an emphasis on real industry experience and is equivalent to three A Levels. This course will develop your programming skills in a range of different programming languages. You will gain experience using industry standard development environments, techniques and source code management platforms. This will equip you to face real world programming challenges. Investigating different software design methodologies, modelling approaches and project management tools will allow you to build the skills needed for your own software development projects.
You will learn about the value of digital technology and gain an understanding of customer and commercial needs. Discussions about the ethical and moral issues raised by the increasing reliance on technology and automation and the importance of legal requirements will form part of your studies.
Prior to interview, you will be set a task where you will have the opportunity to describe to the interviewer why you feel a career in computing could be your first step to employment, and how this will fit with your chosen T Level.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the following core ‘digital elements’:
Your studies will focus on being able to support different professional roles through:
T Levels are made up of three elements:
This will be split into two parts:
Technical knowledge and skills relevant to the T Levels industry. You’ll need to demonstrate that you:
An employer-set project which will require you to apply your knowledge and skills to a set challenge.
You will learn specialist skills for your industry in classroom-based environments, such as workshops. You will need to show evidence of your achievements and demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry.
Industry placements are an essential part of the T Level qualification, and you will complete at least 45 days in a placement. This means you will develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and even the possibility of opportunities to secure future employment.
You will be taught in a variety of ways to include workshops, lectures and seminars whilst also undertaking industry placement, to help support and underpin the theoretical knowledge gained in class. Digital methods of teaching and learning will be embedded to enable you to access materials at all times.
Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required to work in your chosen occupation. The placement is for a minimum of 315 hours/45 days. The Isle of Wight College encourages all students to find their own appropriate industry placement as part of the course. The college will also support students to secure a relevant industry placement if needed. Your placement may be day release, a block placement, or a combination of both. Therefore, you will be required to be flexible.
What qualifications will I get?
You will achieve a T Level in Digital production, Design and Development.
T Level UCAS Equivalent Points:
|UCAS Tariff points||T Level overall grade||A Level|
|168||Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)||AAA*|
|96||Pass (C or above on the core)||CCC|
|72||Pass (D or E on the core)||DDD|
You have the opportunity to progress on to an HND course at the Isle of Wight College, to university or proceed into careers including:
This is a full-time course which consists of up to 5 days study and placement a week. You will be required to work in your own time and complete tasks under your own initiative.
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