Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
How the programme works
As an apprentice, you will be working on the job, earning and learning whilst studying towards a Staffordshire University BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Degree. You'll have a student card and have access to all the university facilities, and although you won't be with us all the time, we have a strong on-campus and virtual community that you will quickly become a part of. Through this, you will get to know the staff and your fellow students well.
Once you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you will achieve a Bachelor's degree, allowing you to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Your degree will also provide part of the education required for accredited CEng status.
Overall Apprenticeship Grade: Distinction / Merit / Pass / Fail
Apprenticeships are paid for by your employer and the government. The government will contribute up to 90% of the fees for training. But that's nothing for you to worry about; you just have to find an apprenticeship and apply for a role, or talk to your current employer about joining this course.
We are committed to supporting you to learn whilst you earn and developed a blended learning approach to support this. As an apprentice you will attend a one-day induction at the beginning of the apprenticeship and 3 x five-day learning blocks at regular intervals at level 4 & 5. Level 6 is delivered via distance learning. You will also be expected to study approximately 3 hours online per module each week to supplement your face-to-face learning experience. As work-based learners, you will have the opportunity to implement and reflect on learning in the workplace immediately after you have developed the knowledge and skills.
|Level 4||Learning Block 1: January||Core Skills 1A Maths and Data Analysis (10 credits)||Software Fundamentals (15 credits)||Computer Systems Development (15 credits)|
|Learning Block 2: May||Core Skills 1B Primary Research and Ethics (10 credits)||Business Analysis (15 credits)||Data and Databases (15 credits)|
|Learning Block 3: September||Core Skills 1C Reflective Reports (10 credits)||Cyber Security Fundamentals (15 credits)||Network Fundamentals (15 credits)|
|Level 5||Learning Block 1: January||Core Skills 2A Computer Architecture (10 credits)||ROUTE CORE /AWARD OPTION (30 credits or 2 x 15 credits)|
|Learning Block 2: May||Core Skills 2B Workplace Portfolio (10 credits)||GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (30 credits)|
|Learning Block 3: September||Core Skills 2C Information and Information Systems (10 credits)||ROUTE CORE /AWARD OPTION (30 Credits)|
|Level 6 Distance Learning||Learning Block 1||Management of Digital Resources (15 credits)||Good Practice in the Digital Workplace (15 credits)|
|Learning Block 2||ROUTE CORE (30 credits)|
|Learning Block 3||PROJECT (60 credits)|
|Learning Block 4|
Who is it for?
The Degree Apprenticeship can benefit those already working in a variety of IT roles who wish to gain a qualification or specialism, or those new to IT who want to choose a career in one of the pathways.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Most candidates will have either A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications, and English, Maths and ICT at Level 2. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.