Digital and Technology Solutions

Digital and Technology Solutions BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional - Level 6

The Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship offers six specialist career routes to become a Software Engineer, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Analyst or IT Consultant.

Graduates will develop detailed knowledge, practical skills and a systematic understanding of digital and technology solutions. They focus on creating solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and increase productivity.

Specifically graduates will be able to;

  • Explain, evaluate and apply techniques and methods to solve digital and technology related problems.
  • Solve technical and human problems relating to the development and use of digital technology system.
  • How business exploits technology solutions for competitive advantage.
  • Evaluate and apply project management tools and techniques.

The course allows learners to gain valuable on-the-job experience whilst also accessing academic learning to produce well rounded professionals.

Benefits to the apprentice

  • Fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Accelerate your career without a career break
  • Achieve a professional qualification/accreditation alongside the degree.
  • Share and learn with a unique peer network of professionals

Benefits to the employers

  • Upskill future leaders to help scale your business
  • Industry led learning to apply in your business
  • Access funding to develop highly qualified professionals
  • Projects deliver tangible business benefits

Read more information for employers

What does the programme lead to

A Digital and Technology Solutions Professional provides technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. They implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisations productivity using digital technologies. They are confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professionals able to operate in a range of related roles.

Job Roles

Software Developer, Software Engineer, Software Tester, Application Specialist, Business Analyst, IT project Manager, IT Consultant, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Database Specialist, Data Analyst, Digital Media Technology Practitioner, Systems Designer.

Professional qualifications

Additional Course Enhancement: The apprentices that enrol on to the course will select a specialist pathway related to their job role however at UCLan want to help further bespoke the learner experience.

We give apprentices access to undertake Microsoft Technology Associate exams and become a part of our Cisco Network Academy.

UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.

UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.

Information for apprentices

AWARD TYPE: BSc (Hons)
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September 2019
LOCATION/CAMPUS: Burnley
DELIVERY: Full-time
DURATION: 36 Months

FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

How you can access the programme

Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk.

If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk for support.

Entry Requirements

Typically GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English grade C / 4 or above as a minimum plus one of the following;

  • 104 or more UCAS points from relevant A-Levels or BTEC Qualifications.
  • Completed a level 3 Apprenticeship in a related subject area.

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.

Vacancies

You can register with the government Find Apprenticeship Service to receive updates on all Degree Apprenticeships.

Course Content

Level 4

Knowledge Development Areas

  • Web Development
  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Systems Analysis

Worked Based Applications

  • Project Skills
  • Portfolio Development

Level 5

Knowledge Development Areas

  • Database Systems
  • Digital Forensic Tools and Standard
  • Agile Development
  • Information Systems Management

Worked Based Applications

  • Specialist Operations Project
  • Technology and Change

Level 6

Knowledge Development Areas

  • Computers, Society and Law
  • eBusiness
  • User Experience Design (UXD)

Work Based Applications / End Point Assessment

  • Professional Development Specialist
  • Synoptic Project

Learning Environment and Assessment

UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:

  • Electronic resources including e-journals and e-books
  • Search by Subject guides to help access journals and books, etc
  • Online access to other libraries and information services (perhaps closer to home) through local and national schemes such as Sconul Access.
  • Inter-Library Loans Service
  • Information Skills training programme
  • Access to IT help and advice from LIS Customer Support
  • The Remote Access services allow students to access their UCLan network account, the library's electronic resources and some core software applications from their own computer as if they were on-campus.

Facilities: Taught modules are delivered in our computer lab equip with high-end PC's located at the Victoria Mill campus.  Apprentices are able to create custom virtual environments to suit their individual needs, helping them to simulate their work setup for maximum transfer of knowledge back into the workplace.

Delivery Model: The course is delivered using a day release model at our Burnley campus in the Autumn and Spring semesters.  During the summer practical work based project modules staff will conduct regular site visits to observe the apprentice applying theory into practice.

Assessment Methods: The degree is currently assessed through a blend of practical and theoretical project work, with in-class tests, written assignments, reports, interviews, presentations and some formal examinations.

End Point Assessment

The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.

Typically learners are given 3 months to prep before undertaking the EPA.

View Assessment Plan

Read further information about EPA

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.

AWARD: BSc (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Digital and Technology Solutions Professional - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: up to £25,000
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.

Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.

How to access the programme

Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Further Information about Degree Apprenticeships

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Standard

The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry |
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Further Information for students

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