The transition year is a one-year preparation course to prepare you to study for either the T Level in Digital Support Services or T Level in Digital Production Design and Development.

This course consists of an accredited qualification in Digital Technologies as well as practical projects that will help you develop the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to progress to your next steps.

An example of the topics you will study are:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Networks
  • Programming
  • Website Creation
  • Games Creation
  • Working as a team.

You will be assessed via examination, as well as a series of practical activities that may require you to work independently or as part of a team.

The course will have a weekly employability focus aimed at developing your employability skills, confidence and communication. This will be supported by work experience in an environment relevant to the sector so as to prepare you for the T Level industry placement. Both academic and pastoral support is available throughout the course as well as the support of one of our leading employers on work experience  who will help you to apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real life industry applications.

There will also be a requirement to study additional Maths and English which will be at the discretion of the course lead to develop report writing skills and to meet the levels expected for the T level.

Building Talent Together

This particular course represents a pathway to further progression towards much higher level qualifications that are run by the South Coast Institute of Technology.

The South Coast Institute of Technology is a collaboration of five further education colleges and two universities. We work with well known employers to deliver industry-led courses which fill skills gaps and support the economic growth of the South Coast. You can read more about the South Coast Institute of Technology by clicking the button below. South Coast IoT

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.