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BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions


Course Specs:

Entry requirements

Minimum 80 UCAS points, or equivalent, including one digital technology-related or science subject. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above or an equivalent qualification. Apprentices without formal qualifications but with sufficient relevant work experience will be welcome to join the course.

Fees

Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000* over four years.

Funding

Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the full course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.
PLEASE NOTE: At present we are unable to deliver Degree Apprenticeships for non-levy paying organisations.

Course duration

4 years

Course start date

18 September 2017*

How to apply

Individuals
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.

Business
To find out more contact:

Dr Maurice Calvert, Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
T: 0113 812 7429
E: m.calvert@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

* There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.

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Developed to align with the requirements of the ’Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeship’ Standard of the Tech Partnership.

The course has been developed to address the digital skills shortage in the UK. All students will develop practical skills and knowledge in data analysis, computer programming, business analysis and cyber security before specialising in one of these areas in later years of study.

Each student will receive a quality learning experience that fosters engagement with the programme of study and promotes independent study and life-long learning. Strong career themes run throughout all levels of the course ensuring students become confident, competent, capable and independent IT professionals, able to operate in a range of related roles.

Whilst completing the course, students will:

  • Be able to provide technology-enabled solutions to internal/external customers in a specialism which you can select from software engineering, IT business analysis, cyber security or data analysis.
  • Acquire high level skills in analysis, critical thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving to enable long term career development and progression.
  • Learn to appreciate the legal, social, ethical, environmental and professional issues involved in the development and application of digital technologies.
  • Develop a range of transferable skills including communication, cogent presentation of ideas and arguments, the ability to work both independently and in a team and to practise these skills within the workplace.

Tailor the course to suit your organisations needs

The course consists of core elements delivered mainly in Years 1 and 2 with a choice of routes for Years 3 and 4 which can be selected to suit the employers’ requirements.

How is the course assessed?

Students work will be assessed via a range of methods, including projects, presentation, reflections, reports, e-portfolios, blogs, practice examinations, online examinations, log book submissions, code submissions, products, product demonstrations and research proposals.

Where will study take place?

Students are required to spend no more than 12 days per year on campus in Headingley (2 full weeks and up to 2 additional days). The majority of study can take place in the students’ workplace or home but they will have full access to university facilities, if required.

Employer Benefits
  • Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your business.
  • Increase your productivity – Degree Apprentices can keep your business up to date with the latest techniques and technology, increasing your productivity for the future.
  • Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through Degree Apprentices you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning.
  • Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more.
Employer Requirements
  • Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involve in the apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role.
  • You will be responsible for the recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website.
  • You pay Degree Apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying.
  • Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and coordinate projects and learning with the University tutor.
Funding

Organisations with a payroll exceeding £3 million per annum, make a payment of 0.5% of any staff costs above this threshold into an apprenticeship levy account. These monies are then available for the organisation to spend on accredited apprenticeship programmes. We are currently unable to deliver Degree Apprenticeships to non-levy paying organisations.

For up to date information on the Apprenticeship Levy payments, visit gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy

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