Course overview

Computing and Software Development T Level City of Bristol College

The Computing and Software Development T Level covers areas of computing such as programming and software development and some elements of business.

The T Level has been designed to ensure that students have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical study.

The course will introduce learners to key industry topics such as programming, development engines, the use of data and the different platforms of digital delivery and computer science fundamentals.

Learners will also learn about the potential security risks organisations face and how to analyse problems and identify solutions through computer programs, as well as building specialist knowledge surrounding the role of software development.

Students will also have the option to progress onto Higher Education to further enhance their skills and interests.

This T Level will be offered from September 2024.

Dates and applications

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Computing and Software Development T Level College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1312D01-1
Dates
05/09/2024 - 27/06/2026
Duration
2 years
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Hours per week
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Start Time
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Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1312D01-1 05/09/2024 - 27/06/2026 2 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software production and design.

Students can progress into roles such as:
– Web Developer
– Web Designer
– Software Developer
– Computer Games Tester
– Computer Games Developer
– E-Learning Developer
– User Experience (Ux) Designer

What you'll learn

Students will develop an understanding of:

• Programming fundamentals
• Testing software, hardware and data
• Mobile app development
• Game development
• The ethical and moral implications of digital technology
• Using data in software design
• Potential risks posed by the use of digital to an organisation
• Using computing technologies to analyse and solve problems
• How digital technologies impact business
• Digital environments, including physical, virtual and cloud environments
• Emerging technical trends, such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, 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 computer-based projects
• Digital tools for project management and collaboration

Students will also 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
• Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge
• Work within legal and regulatory frameworks when developing software
• Understand the security risks involved of computer networking and how to reduce these risks

Course entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

You will also be informed about the requirements of the Industry placements, the model of this being delivered (dependant on T Level pathway) and the commitment this will require as a T Level cannot be fully achieved if the placement hours are not fulfilled.

You will need to provide a copy of your last school report this will include attendance. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered 80% in a classroom setting and 20% via a work placement consisting of a minimum 45 days in industry, which must be completed to achieve the T Level.

The T Level is assessed through assignments, exams and practical projects that demonstrate the applied knowledge, skills and behaviours specified in the framework.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in software design and development, along with systems engineer.

Students can progress into roles such as:

– Web Developer
– Web Designer
– Software Developer
– Computer Games Tester
– Computer Games Developer
– Mobile App Developer
– E-Learning Developer
– Full Stack Developer
– User Experience (Ux) Designer

You may also progress into Higher Education or Technical training via a Degree or an Apprenticeship in a relevant vocation.

Degree programmes such as:

– Computer Games BSc
– Programming BSc
– Software Engineering BSc
– Virtual Reality Design BA
– Computing BSc
– Digital Media Design and Development BSc
– Computer Science BSc

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and a specialist software license.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs. 

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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