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Computing and cyber apprenticeships

Are you interested in studying computing or cyber? We work in partnership with a range of businesses to offer degree level computing and cyber apprenticeships to learners.

Gain new skills and a degree qualification in computing or cyber security through University of Gloucestershire.

We offer a range of computing and cyber security degree apprenticeships available to study whilst in employment.

Computing and Cyber Security degree apprenticeships

View a range of computing and cyber security degree apprenticeships below.

Computing and cyber apprenticeships guide

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about computing and cyber degree apprenticeships.

What is a computing and cyber degree apprenticeship?

A computing and cyber degree apprenticeship allows you to study a course in computing or cyber security, whilst in employment and receive a Bachelor’s of Science award upon completion. 

  • Computing focuses on a range of computer-based skills including programming, software, artificial intelligence, gaming, web design, and more.
  • Cyber security focuses on protecting computer systems from unauthorised access or being otherwise damaged or made inaccessible

Degree apprenticeships are funded by the government and the employer. 

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Who can study a computing and cyber degree apprenticeship? 

To study a computing and cyber degree apprenticeship, you will need to be a UK resident, employed and working at least 30 hours a week.

The entry requirements can vary, but generally you will need: 

Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative. Level 2 English and Maths must be achieved before the End Point Assessment part of the apprenticeship.

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View our computing and cyber courses for specific entry requirements.

Why study a computing or cyber degree apprenticeship? 

There are so many great reasons to study computing or cyber at degree-level through an apprenticeship.   

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Gain new skills and develop innovative projects using cutting-edge facilities, labs and suites. Work with expert lecturers and professionals from across the industry.

When can I apply for a computing or cyber degree apprenticeship? 

You can apply for a degree-level computing or cyber apprenticeship at any point in the year. However, you will need to ensure that your employer has agreed to be involved with your enrolment on the apprenticeship.  

Once you have received confirmation from your employer, you will need to ask them to enquire directly through the specific cyber or computing apprenticeship course page.

Once your employer has enquired, our apprenticeships team will get in touch with them to discuss the next steps in the process.  

Depending on the course, enrolment will normally be in September or January.

How to apply for a computing or cyber degree apprenticeship

Unlike a traditional degree, you cannot apply directly to a degree apprenticeship in computing or cyber security. Instead, you will need your employer to register interest via our apprenticeship course pages. 

How to enquire about cyber and computing degree apprenticeships: 

  1. View our computing and cyber degree apprenticeships courses 
  1. Decide which computing or cyber apprenticeship course you wish to study 
  1. Check you meet the course-specific entry requirements 
  1. Approach your employer in the first instance to discuss the options 
  1. Await confirmation from your employer that they are happy to agree to the apprenticeship partnership 
  1. Ask your employer to contact us directly via the contact form on the specific cyber or computing apprenticeship course page

Unsure how to approach your employer about a cyber and computing apprenticeship? We have created some top tips on how to approach your employer, informing them of the vast benefits of apprenticeships. 

Where do I study a computing or cyber degree apprenticeship? 

When studying a degree-level computing or cyber apprenticeship, you will study over a 3-to-4-year period (depending on the course). 

Your day-to-day workplace projects will support study modules in the apprenticeship. Some hours of study will also be spent on campus, at home or at a different location. 

Study style can vary depending on the specific course and workplace requirements. They will be outlined and communicated with you upon enrolment. 

The campus you will attend will be Park Campus, Cheltenham.