BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions
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 for the course will be a maximum of £27,000* over four years.
Course start date
21 January 2019*
How to apply
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Please visit the IfA website for details of current vacancies.
To find out more contact:
Dr Maurice Calvert, Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
T: 0113 812 3067
* There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.
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The course has been created 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.
The course aligns with the requirements of the 'Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeship' Standard of the Tech Partnership Degrees. Through their employment, students also develop positive behaviours greatly increasing their career prospects.
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 organisation's 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and coordinate projects and learning with the University tutor.
- Apprentices spend a minimum of 20% of their working hours completing study for the course outside of their normal job role.
Levy paying employer
If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. Once you have exceeded the spend on your Levy account you will then move to the co-funded model where you will pay 10% of the cost and the Government will co-fund this by 90%.
Non-levy paying employer
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 90% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 10% of costs.
For further information on apprenticeship funding visit the Governments website.