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Digital T Level

Entry Requirements:
5 GCSE passes (grade 4 or above), including English, maths and science, or a pass in a relevant Level 2 Qualification

Course Info

Learn the essentials of all digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. In addition to that you will develop the skills to:

  • Analyse a problem, understand user needs, define requirements and set acceptance criteria
  • Design, implement and test software
  • Change, maintain and support software
  • Work collaboratively in a digital team

What is a T Level?

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that can be taken as an alternative to doing A Levels, BTECs or an Apprenticeship. They are for people who aspire to gain careers across a range of technical and vocational industry pathways. A T Level is a nationally recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A Levels.

T Levels provide you with:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to your chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement (work experience) of at least 45 days in a relevant workplace
  • Maths, English and digital skills
  • Workplace and transferable skills desirable to the industry


You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Course Overview


  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Monday – Friday
  • Calderdale College Campus
  • 34 Weeks in College
  • 9 Weeks Industry Placement

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18.

Assessment Methods
Example Careers

  • Web Developer
  • IT Business Analyst
  • App Developer
  • Cyber Security
  • Network Engineering

Progression Opportunities
Awarding Body

What are the benefits?

  • Study one course and get 3 A Levels
  • Exam and project based – there’s no coursework here!
  • 80% class study / 20% industry placement
  • It’s a direct route to your dream career
  • Develop skills and knowledge ready for employment
  • This is a higher level of study that goes beyond the basics
  • You get to work on projects for real employers