Digital Production, Design and Development

Course content, course specifications, outlines, teaching and assessment resources for the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level. 

Core content

Students will develop an understanding of:

  • how digital technologies impact business 
  • the ethical and moral implications of digital technology
  • using data in software design
  • using digital technologies to analyse and solve problems
  • digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
  • emerging technical trends, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, 3D printing
  • legal and regulatory obligations relating to digital technologies
  • the privacy and confidentiality of personal data
  • the technical, physical and human aspects of internet security
  • planning digital projects
  • testing software, hardware and data
  • digital tools for project management and collaboration

Awarding Organisation resources

Pearson has developed a wide range of resources to help providers to deliver the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level.

Approval and quality assurance

  • Support to help providers through the approval process can be here in the provider approval section

Registration, entries and results

  • Information on how to register learners for their T Level as well as how to make bookings for the correct assessment series can be found here in the key dates schedule section

Administrative support

  • Details about fees, quality assurance and assessment and support guides can be found here

Specification and specimen assessment materials

  • Specimen assessment materials for the core exams, employer set projects and occupational specialist components can be found here

Assessment guidance found here

  • Past papers mark schemes and chief examiner reports for core and occupational specialisms
  • Example Employer Set Projects, with briefs, tutor guidance and mark schemes
  • Exemplification materials can be found here

Teaching and learning materials found here

  • For both the core component and occupational specialist component, including curriculum planners, lesson plans, industry resource links and activity worksheets

Other resources include:

Gatsby guidance


Further teaching resources to support the delivery of the Digital T Level can be found here. The Technical Education Networks programme supports teachers bringing industry and the classroom closer together by delivering an engaging and enriched curriculum for their students in an evolving education landscape, drawing on expertise of specialist teachers, employers and professional bodies.

Research – Macrosequencing of curriculum:

A research project exploring the macro-sequencing of T Level curriculum. The research resource, available here, presents two models for T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development together with feedback on implementing diagnostic assessments, sequencing core and occupational specialism content, embedding skills into the curriculum and implementing industry placements.

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