Software Development

T Level

Software Development T Level offers an environment purely for people who want to specialise, and gets you into the working world with 45 days work experience.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs at grades 4-9 (C-A*), including English and maths


Two Years Including 45 Day Work Placement


Digital Production, Design and Development T Level

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This course takes you through the entire software development process, nurturing your problem-solving and programming skills using Python, C#, and JavaScript.

Dive into the realm of emerging technologies, including AI and VR, and acquire in-demand business-critical competencies such as data analysis, network infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

Throughout the course, you’ll embark on a 45-day industry placement, working with local digital companies and their software developers on real-world projects. This hands-on experience ensures you’re industry-ready.

In the first year, you’ll lay the foundation for your programming journey by working on a series of portfolio projects using diverse languages such as Python, C#, and JavaScript.

Theory sessions will prepare you for year one exams, covering an array of topics, from data analysis to network infrastructure, ethical AI, and cybersecurity.

Year two sees you creating larger and more advanced programs for your portfolio and work on live projects set by local employers.

You’ll complete a substantial exam project that consolidates the practical and theoretical skills you’ve honed.

We’ll guide you as you prepare for your next steps, be it university, a level 4 apprenticeship, or direct industry employment.


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Entry Requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English (Language or Literature) and Maths.

GoLive - Skills for work, skills for life

GoLive is a core part of your study programme, developing your wider skills for work and life. We help you to reach your potential and find your path to the next big step, be that a degree, further training or the world of work.

Careers and Progression

Go on to study Software Development at university, or go into the world of work. Career opportunities open to you include Software Development Technician, Web Developer, Application Developer, Games Developer and Programmer to name a few.

Student Benefits

A range of student-friendly offers are available in partnership with WEX. These vary by store so check in with your local branch to see what support they can provide you as an ACC learner.

Fees and Funding

Manchester 16-18*


Manchester 19+*

£0 – £1,287

All other campuses 16-18*


All other campuses 19+

£0 – £4,670


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