Digital and Technology Solutions - Degree Apprenticeship

Course Code: IN00003


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Course Overview

Developing advanced digital skills is critical if you want to build an impressive professional portfolio and support the fast growth of your organisation.

On this degree apprenticeship you'll be combining skills learned in our state-of-the-art training facilities with experience gained in the workplace.

And by successfully completing the course you'll receive a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions degree issued by one of the UK's Top 10 higher education providers - Lancaster University.

An added benefit is that assessment projects can be tailored to your employer’s individual requirements.

One apprenticeship - four pathways

The Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship offers four different areas of specialisation. In conjunction with your employer, choose the one that best matches your organisation's needs:

  • Network Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst

Our B&FC apprentices are nothing short of brilliant

"We recently selected B&FC as Vodafone Group’s primary learning provider for our Level 6 degree apprentices.

"Their feedback from current apprentices and partnering organisations was among the best for the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship.

"Since engaging with B&FC they have been nothing short of brilliant, and we are so happy to have brought them on board.

"I am sure they will provide a fantastic learning experience for our apprentices."

Christy Mason - Apprenticeship and Work Experience Programme Manager, Vodafone Group Services.

Entry Requirements

To gain entry to the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions, you will need at least 64 UCAS points in a relevant discipline and be employed within an appropriate setting/sector.

We will consider applications from applicants who can demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge instead of formal qualifications, on an individual basis.

In addition, not having GCSE Maths and English at grade C (or equivalent qualifications) does not necessarily prevent entry to this programme.

We will support these applicants (if successful) to pursue appropriate maths and English qualifications alongside their main programme.

Your employer will be able to offset the tuition fees associated with this programme against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This programme is delivered on a day-release basis to allow you to balance study alongside work and other commitments. We use engaging teaching methods that effectively.

support the growth of your knowledge and skills; we also ensure that content relates directly to your workplace to increase your value to your employer.

Our teaching methods can be adapted to suit individual group preferences and include:

We also provide:

  • multimedia resources so you can work at your own pace
  • supported workshops to assist in coding, debugging and problem-solving
  • lectures
  • class discussions and analysis to develop your theoretical understanding
  • team projects to build your collaborative working skills
  • support with developing academic and employability skills
  • a focus on reflective practice to enhance your professional development
  • approachable staff with an open-door policy
  • up-to-date software tools, vulnerability scanning and audit practices
  • industry-relevant workrooms with sandboxed environments and virtualised servers

The recommended contact time for each 20-credit module is 200 hours. This is broken down as follows:

Level 4

  • Classroom contact - 48 hours
  • Work-based learning - 52 hours
  • Independent learning - 100 hours

Level 5

  • Classroom contact - 48 hours
  • Work-based learning - 32 hours
  • Independent learning - 120 hours

Level 6

  • Classroom contact - 48 hours
  • Work-based learning - 12 hours
  • Independent learning - 140 hours

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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