Course Code: IN00003 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional - Degree Apprenticeship Duration Day/s of weekTuesday Time09:00 - 12:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 17 Oct 2023 Community Based / £0 Enquire now 29 Jan 2024 Community Based / £0 Enquire now 21 Oct 2024 Community Based / £0 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryDeveloping advanced digital skills is critical if you want to build an impressive professional portfolio and support the fast growth of your organisation. On this degree apprenticeship you'll be combining skills learned in our state-of-the-art training facilities with experience gained in the workplace. And by successfully completing the course you'll receive a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions degree issued by one of the UK's Top 10 higher education providers - Lancaster University. An added benefit is that assessment projects can be tailored to your employer’s individual requirements. One apprenticeship - four pathways The Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship offers four different areas of specialisation. In conjunction with your employer, choose the one that best matches your organisation's needs: Network Engineer Cyber Security Analyst Software Engineer Data Analyst. Tomorrow's talent. Trained today. Entry RequirementsTo 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. Qualification ObtainedBSc (Hons) Network Engineering (Cyber Security) Our B&FC apprentices are nothing short of brilliant We recently selected B&FC as Vodafone Group’s primary learning provider for our Level 6 degree apprentices. Their feedback from current apprentices and partnering organisations was among the best for the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. Since engaging with B&FC they have been nothing short of brilliant, and we are so happy to have brought them on board. I am sure they will provide a fantastic learning experience for our apprentices - Christy Mason - Apprenticeship and Work Experience Programme Manager, Vodafone Group Services. Prev Next Learning and Teaching 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 As this is a degree apprenticeship programme, you will need to be employed throughout the programme. We will liaise closely with your employer to support the development of your workplace skills in order to fulfil the requirements of the programme. Assessment will be industry focused and the opportunity to tailor projects to your individual employer will be of immense value to both your organisation and your ongoing career development. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods Pathway Module Level Credits Coursework Practical Written Exam Digital and Technology Solutions - Network Engineer Stage 1: Year 1 DTS401: Academic Literacies and Data Analysis Fundamentals (Mandatory) 4 20 50% 50% DTS402: Systems Development Fundamentals 4 20 100% DTS403: Network Fundamentals (Mandatory) 4 20 50% 30% 20% DTS404: Cyber Security Fundamentals (Mandatory) 4 20 100% DTS405: Database Modelling and Development Fundamentals (Mandatory) 4 20 100% DTS421: Routing and Switching Introduction 4 20 50% 30% 20% Digital and Technology Solutions - Network Engineer Stage 2: Year 2 DTS501: Business Information Systems (Mandatory) 5 20 100% /td> DTS502: IT Project Management (Mandatory) 5 20 70% 30% DTS503: Collaborative Project (Mandatory) 5 40 80% 20% DTS521: Local Area Network Technologies (Mandatory) 5 20 60% 20% 20% DTS522: Technologies for Enterprise Networks (Mandatory) 5 20 60% 20% 20% Digital and Technology Solutions - Network Engineer Stage 3: Year 3 Stage exit award: LU Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Awarded by Lancaster University) DTS601: Corporate Strategies (Mandatory) 6 20 70% 30% DTS602: Cyber Ethics and Legal Issues (Mandatory) 6 20 60% 40% DTS621: Network Engineering Dissertation (Mandatory) 6 40 100% DTS622: Advanced Communications Technologies (Mandatory) 6 20 40% 60% DTS641: Distributed Systems Technologies (Mandatory) 6 20 100% We provide regular formative assessment opportunities, giving you the chance to submit drafts and practice tasks to gain the feedback to improve. We also use digital submission and feedback so that you can refer back to previous assessments to reflect upon your progress and build confidence for future assessments. Assessments include a mix of written reports, design documentation, created assets and source code/program demos. Reflective writing and other methods will be employed in coursework so you have a wide range of skills, both academic and practical. Graded assessment submissions are balanced throughout the academic year so that you can manage their workload effectively. Written exams will include the application of theories to given scenarios and analysis of case studies: targeted revision and mock exams will help you in preparing for these. Your assessments will involve practical work, including penetration testing, threat modelling, risk assessment, encryption and the development of effective security policies and mechanisms. The Collaborative Project and Dissertation will include a development negotiated with your employer to ensure all necessary skills are covered and the project adds value to your organisation. Throughout the formative and graded assessments, you will need to link the knowledge and skills developed in sessions effectively to your workplace. Other Costs and Equipment Needed All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and ProgressionAs a graduate from this programme, you will develop leadership, professional and enterprise skills that can add value to your business and provide opportunities for internal progression. Relevant roles that you might want to consider include: network manager systems administrator lead network engineer networking contractor You might want to consider one of several post-graduate opportunities available at Lancaster and other universities.