This programme combines the theoretical fundamentals of software engineering with practical development of IT solutions using industry standard software languages and tools. It leads to an undergraduate degree (BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions). It is ideal for new and existing staff with level 3 qualifications (eg A-levels or equivalent). The course has been awarded the Tech Industry Gold standard by the Tech Partnership, an industry body representing a number of high tech businesses and industries in the UK. As such, it meets employer-relevant standards and offers apprentices the best possible development opportunity. The programme is delivered from our Sunderland campus.
Typically delivered over three years for the full undergraduate degree with apprentices attending one day per week.
The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach by experienced tutors using lectures, seminars, coaching, group work, computer-based learning and independent study. Our apprentices use PCs, Macs, commercial games consoles and mobile devices including their own phones as well as appropriate technologies in the workplace. We have a dedicated Learning Lab for interactive group work scenarios. There is a strong element of work-based learning and project work. We'll work closely with you to ensure that modules are relevant to your business and that there are flexible study arrangements in place to fit with work commitments.
Apprentices complete a range of coursework, portfolio and practical assessments designed to test the necessary attributes for a successful digital and technology solutions graduate.
The programme is work based and, as such, is subject to the apprentice being employed by an organisation throughout the duration of the programme. The employer must confirm apprentices comply with the apprentice eligibility criteria including funding requirements. Our typical entry requirement is 112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent level 3 award (ie level 3 apprenticeship). We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Maths and English Language, or an equivalent qualification. In addition to tariff points, an employer may set other requirements.
If you’re looking to start an apprenticeship, it is the employer that will advertise this opportunity, not the University. To search for apprenticeships offered by employers in your area go to: gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
There are different ways for the employer to fund the costs of higher and degree apprenticeships, which may include government levies already paid for by the employer or specific funding opportunities which may be available. For a discussion around your specific requirements please contact:
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This information was correct at the time of publication.