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T Level Foundation Year: Digital & Media

Subject Area

Digital & IT

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type

T Level

What is the course about?

If you are keen to progress onto our Digital Production, Design and Development or our Media, Broadcast and Production T-Level but haven’t quite got the grades, or if you need that little bit longer to develop your skills and knowledge before making the step to a T-Level, then this Foundation year is perfect for you.

The T-Level Digital & Media Foundation year is specifically designed to develop your skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto T Level. It is aimed at those learners who are not quite ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one.

Why should I choose the course?

The Digital/ Media T-Level Foundation Year is written collaboratively between our expert IT & Media teachers, industry links and employers. You will have the opportunity to develop your English, Maths and digital skills as a key aspect of your Foundation to T Level year. You will also develop skills for successful study, positive attitudes and behaviours, knowledge and skills for the workplace and industry-based knowledge and skills throughout the programme.

What will I learn?

You will develop all of the attributes necessary to progress onto our Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level or our Media, Broadcast and Production T-Level.

You will build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths, with the aim of achieving your GCSE qualification in both of these subjects by the end of the programme. You will be supported to develop positive attitudes and behaviours, with potential barriers around pastoral and personal development being addressed, to prepare you for T-Level. Additionally, you will develop industry relevant knowledge and skills for the digital workplace, through completion of skill and knowledge based national technical outcomes, relevant to either Digital or Media pathways.

What will the course lead on to?

The course will fully prepare you with the skills, knowledge and behaviour required to progress onto our Level 3 Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level or our Level 3 Media, Broadcast and Production T-Level.

Are there any links with industry and university?

You will take part in purposeful employer engagement through the programme to fully prepare you for the transition to a T Level programme and specifically for the T Level industry placement and future work-readiness. Activity will include work tasters and work experience opportunities. You will develop key employability skills including time management, problem-solving, working with colleagues, and communication skills. There are opportunities to develop these skills through work preparation prior to work experience, as part of the pastoral support and personal development activity and through technical skills learning.

What support is available?

You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a welfare team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

This course is delivered by our expert teachers and is designed in collaboration with industry links and employers. It is delivered within our state of the art Advanced Creative and Digital Skills Centre, which includes all of the very latest hardware, software and emerging technologies.

This Digital/ Media T: Level Foundation year will fully prepare you for your next steps, onto either the Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level, or the Media Broadcast and Production T-Level.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, although you must have GCSE English or Maths at grade 4.

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36 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

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