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Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
Digital & technology solutions professionals work in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. They develop new products and services and increase an organisation's productivity using digital technologies.
This is the IT consultant pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (IT Consultant) BSc (Hons), supporting the development of both academic knowledge and occupational competence, and enabling you to operate effectively at a high level within this sector.
We offer five other pathways for this apprenticeship:
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the IfA website.
The Digital & Technology Solutions Professional degree programme is to be delivered over 4 years on a day release (full day and evening) basis.
Through the Degree Apprenticeship delivery model, we are seeking to work directly with employers to ensure work based projects are embedded into the apprentice learning whilst ensuring those projects are relevant to the workplace and are of benefit to the business.
IT consultants have a broad skills set in business analysis, solutions development, network infrastructure, data and cyber security. This allows them to give tailored advice to clients about how to meet business objectives, overcome problems and increase productivity. They may be involved in business change projects through technology solutions and are often responsible for providing training.
By completing the apprenticeship route, you’ll have the advantage of having real-world work experience, working in a role related to your area of study. This will give you a competitive edge among other graduates when you complete your apprenticeship standard.
During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, who can help you develop your skills through the Careers Gym workshops and presentations. Our JobShop advisers support students and graduates with finding the right job for them.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The apprentice will take all the assessments of the embedded degree programme, as well as creating and maintaining an e-Portfolio.
The synoptic project occurs toward the end of the apprenticeship: you can choose from three projects. An independent assessor takes a holistic view of the learner’s competencies and judges whether they meet the outcomes of the standard.
The End Point Assessment will be carried out by the University, and be based on the e-Portfolio and Final Year Project, as well as an interview.
it typically takes 4 to 5 years for the Apprenticeship Standards to be achieved. This incorporates a 4-year day-release Bachelor of Science Degree plus time to complete the End Point Assessment.
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An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.
If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:
You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.
If you are not employed:
If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers
The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.
Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.
Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.
Some modules include field with and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students are required to contribute towards the cost. If there are any field trips or any course visits as part of your course, we will let you know in good time.