Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) has been designed to ensure that graduates have the skills, knowledge and competencies to undertake their role in the computing industry. The programme comprises of specialist modules and some general computing modules that provide the underpinning knowledge for working in the IT industry. This course is also required to address the learning outcomes for the Degree Apprenticeship Standard for Digital Technology and Solutions Professional which was designed by the industry for apprentices employed in a wide variety of different organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The specialist industry work based modules focus on the specific employer needs. The core IT competencies will give graduates a solid IT business foundation and will enable a graduate to become confident, competent and capable independent Digital Technology and Solutions Professional. Students should be in employment when they start the course and retain their employment throughout the course of study.
The majority of your learning will be practical, using industry-standard tools, techniques and practices. Alongside lectures, you’ll undertake group work and individual projects. There are no exams on this course – you’ll be assessed through individual or group-based coursework.
The curriculum has been designed to incorporate the employer-based content and has been defined as work-based modules at each level of the course. The curriculum content is therefore 75% taught and 25% employer-based activities.
You’ll learn in our new purpose-built School of Computing and Technology. This includes a dedicated cyber security lab where you can practice your skills in a digitally protected environment with an isolated network, purpose-built break-out areas for workshop sessions, games consoles and screens in social areas, and the latest computing technology and software. There’s a strong sense of community, with staff and students sharing both work and relaxation space.