Digital and Technology Solutions (Network Engineer) - Degree Apprenticeship

Course Code: IN00003


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AnytimeBispham Campus3 YearsEnquire

Course Overview

Develop industry-relevant skills in the fast-growing area of networking with this exciting degree apprenticeship. The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Network Engineer) provides opportunities to develop with industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques as you prepare for highly sought after industry roles. Supported by the Tech Partnership, this degree apprenticeship supports both personal and professional development and integrates the popular Cisco CCNA curriculum. An added benefit is that assessment projects can be tailored to your employer’s individual requirements. B&FC’s expert tutors and assessors all benefit from relevant industry experience and will support you through your own personalised learning programme at no cost to you, the individual

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

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