Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer) - Degree Apprenticeship

Course Code: IN00002


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Start DateLocationDuration
AnytimeBispham Campus3 YearsEnquire

Course Overview

This exciting programme allows you to build industry-relevant skills and earn while you learn in the fast-moving digital and technology sector. Supported by the Tech Partnership (the network of employers collaborating to create the skills for the digital economy), the course takes full advantage of workplace experiences and embeds these into teaching, learning and assessment to improve your practice and your career potential. Working alone and in teams, you will develop your software engineering skills with industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques across different platforms and technologies. You will also develop valuable employability skills to allow you to compete for the best industry roles.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineer) are as follows:

  • a level 3 qualification (A levels, BTEC or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline totalling a minimum of 64 UCAS points (the equivalent of 160 UCAS point on tariffs prior to 2017 entry)
  • applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/voluntary skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis
  • applicants must be actively employed within an appropriate setting in a relevant sector and be supported through their workplace as employers will be able to offset tuition fees against the Apprenticeship Levy (financial guidance should be sought through professional services)

Note: Successful applicants who do not hold GCSE Maths/English at grade C, or equivalent qualifications, will be strongly encouraged and supported to pursue an appropriate Maths/English qualification alongside this programme.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning 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:

  • 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 you theoretical understanding
  • team projects to build your collaborative working skills

We also provide:

  • 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, coding practices and deploying to current platforms
  • industry-relevant workrooms with highspec machines and dual monitors

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

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

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