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Where will this course lead?

When students complete a Level 2 T level transition year they will naturally progress on to the  Level 3 T level in digital production, design and development.

What will I study?

The Level 2 T level transition year is a one-year course designed by employers and educators to give young people the skills and underpinning knowledge they need to progress onto the Level 3 T level in Digital production, design and development . The level 2 T-level transition year will provide a mixture of: 

  • Work towards vendor qualifications (CISCO IT Essentials + MTA: Mobility and Device fundamentals) 
  • Work readiness training with Digital Innovators which includes a mini-industry placement 
  •  GCSE English or Maths depending on grades on entry 

Core curriculum modules undertaken include a selection from the following:

  • Programming for non-programmers 
  • Digital solutions in the real world 
  • Digital Ethics & Morals 
  • Design thinking and UX 
  • Introduction to programming in Python and C# 
  • Introduction to Digital Environments 

This will also give you the core competencies for employment or an apprenticeship as well opportunity to continue with the level 3 T level. 

The course is ideal if you want a career in the digital field as a software developer which enables you to progress onto the Level 3 T level in Digital, production, design and development.

How will this course be delivered?

At least 3 days between Monday to Friday at the College studying and 1 day each week at the mini-industry placement until desired hours are completed.

What qualifications will I get?

You will gain: 

  • CISCO IT essential (CITE) Part 1 and Part 2 

  • MTA: Mobility and Device fundamentals 

  • You will gain a certificate of completion for the Level 2 T level transition year which will allow you entry on the Level 3 T level in Digital, production, design and development. 

  • GCSE maths or English (grade depending on exam outcome)  

How will I be assessed?

The various elements of the course will be assessed via vendor based online exams, assignments, presentations and observations.

How do I get a place on the course?

You can get a place on the course by completing an application form or applying online for an interview. Applicants are invited for an interview with a member of the School of Computing.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language or Mathematics and a grade 3 in the other, plus a college interview and initial assessment. 

A commitment to undertake mini industry placements and work readiness training. 

What else do I need to know?

Programme of Study Includes: 

  • A mini-industry placement an employer 

You will need a data stick, pens, pencils, lined A4 paper and an A4 lever arch file for your work for the examined units. 

The course is recognised by industry and higher education and carries UCAS points. 

During the first year there are no additional costs apart from supplying a data stick, pens, pencils and lined A4 paper. 

A trip to the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park is planned for the beginning of the second year. The cost will be approximately £30 which will be due in the June of the first year. Final cost will be confirmed closer to the time as it is dependent on numbers. 

For most students there is no fee for this course. However, for students aged 19 or over at the start of the course or who have already completed a Level 3 course previously there is a charge.

What can I do after this course?

When students complete a T Level study programme, students can choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study, such as higher or degree apprenticeship, higher level technical study and university. 

T levels are designed and intended to provide the knowledge and experience needed to enter skilled employment, further study at a higher educational level or a higher apprenticeship.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Sept-2023

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

ZPTTA061BCF0

Study Mode

Full Time

Games/Software Developer

Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

What’s Involved?

Games/Software Developers examine existing software and determine requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs. They undertake feasibility study to design software solutions. They write and code individual programs according to specifications. They also develop user interfaces. They test and correct software programs. They also write code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development). They implement and evaluate the software. They plan and maintain database structures. They write operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.

VR Software Engineer

Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

What’s Involved?

They examine existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs. They undertake feasibility study to design software solutions; They write and code individual programs according to specifications. They also develop user interfaces. They test and correct software programs. They write code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development). They implement and evaluate the software. They also plan and maintain database structures. They write operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.

3D Software Engineer

Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

What’s Involved?

They examine existing software and determine requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs. They undertake feasibility study to design software solutions. They write and code individual programs according to specifications. They also develop user interfaces. They also test and correct software programs. They write code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development). They also implement and evaluate the software. They plan and maintain database structures. They write operational documentation and provide subsequent support and training for users.

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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