School of Computing and Engineering

Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions

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The Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions is a new government-backed collaboration between employers and higher education institutions. Each apprenticeship includes a fully integrated Honours degree to facilitate both academic learning and on-the-job practical training.

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Who is the Degree Apprenticeship for?
Degree content
How will you be assessed?
Career opportunities
Course details
No fees, do debt
Entry requirements
How to apply

Who is the Degree Apprenticeship for?

The Digital and Technology Solutions apprenticeship provides on-the-job education for non-graduate employee and school leavers alike to gain a digital and technology degree and professional accreditation.

Degree content

The the Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions is a dual award and the degree will include the following subject areas:

  • Information Systems
  • Systems Development
  • Data Architecture and Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Business Organisation
  • IT Project Management
  • Computer and Network Infrastructure
How will you be assessed?
  • Regular on programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours, involving the employer and the University.
  • Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities, as well as their application in the workplace.
  • Endpoint assessment, reviewing their full achievements during the apprenticeship including:
    • review of portfolio of evidence
    • review of work-based project
    • presentation and interview.
Career opportunities

After completing the degree, you will be able to progress on to the careers listed below:

  • Software Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
Course details

The course starts in September 2016. It will take between 3 to 4 1/2 years to complete, depending on experience.

No fees, no debt

The course is completely funding through the government and employer contributions. This means when you complete the course you will not have any student debt from the cost of the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be expected to hold A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

They should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of Level 2 or equivalent, and also demonstrate Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills at this level.

How to apply

If you are already employed as an apprentice and would like to enrol on the course please discuss this with your employer and advise them to contact UWL to discuss this further.

If you are an employer and are interested in learning more about how to partner with UWL on the degree apprenticeship, please get in touch:

Dr Samia Oussena
Reader in Computing

Janet Rowson
Associate Head, Degree Apprenticeships
0208 231 2607

For more information, please visit the full course description.