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Digital and Technology Solutions, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

Our digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship develops the technology and business skills that students need to succeed as IT professionals.

Degree apprenticeships enable students to gain industry-relevant skills, with most learning based in the workplace. Employers lead staff development, with course fees subsidised by government funding.

Our degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions brings together academic learning and on-the-job training. Students get the skills to meet the needs of employers through training in technology solutions, problem solving and modelling. They also get an overview of business operations in the workplace.

Modules cover project management, systems thinking, data analytics and data security and adhere to the relevant professional standards.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Location

Duration

4 years part-time

UK/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Four year programme following Digital Industries Trailblazers Standards
  • One day release with work based learning project - employer focused
  • Key learning in technology, problem solving, modelling, business operations, interpersonal skills and applied occupational experience
  • Practical training - Earn - Study - Flexible learning.

What you will study

About the course team

Over 90% of all our academics have a PhD, 65% of whom also have their PGCert Higher Education teaching qualification. We are committed to growing these percentages annually and we now recruit only PhD academic staff.

The Faculty has a vibrant research programme with over 100 academic staff publishing work of internationally leading quality. We have 12 Professors in the Faculty who are playing key roles in the leadership of research. On the teaching side we pride ourselves with the highest professional standards. Many of our staff have become Fellows, Senior Fellows and Principal Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. We strive to place the student experience at the heart of all we do.

The vast majority of courses in engineering are also supplemented by external industrial experts who come to give guest lectures and presentations on the latest developments in industry.

Our PhD students offer support to the academics in the laboratories, this approach is very popular with our undergraduates.

Applied Engineering & Management

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Typical entry requirements for our engineering apprenticeship degrees are as follows:

104 UCAS points from:

  • A-levels (subjects may be specified by your employer)
  • An appropriate BTEC National award
  • A recognised Access to Engineering course
  • Other relevant qualifications, if accepted by your employer, including progression from an appropriate Level 3 apprenticeship programme
  • Relevant experience, including experience gained from voluntary activities.

You will also need GCSE in English (language or literature) and maths at grade 4/C, or equivalent qualifications.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

To be eligible for entry to this course you should be employed in this field.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

A common first year across Engineering programmes results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 5 to 30 students depending on the module. Similarly, tutorials operate in the same way as practical sessions with class sizes varying according to the nature of the module being studied.

Independent learning

Apprentices will spend the majority of their time in the workplace enabling them to gain hands-on knowledge of their organisation and contribute to the effective running of the laboratory. It is a requirement of the apprentice that every individual has 20% of their time allocated for learning outside the job, this includes attending University and self-study.

Apprentices are expected to work outside of their university contact hours to complete any additional reading, homework and tutorial preparation, and to work on their final assessment report for each module.

Overall workload

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

The cost of the apprenticeship can be paid by one of two methods:

The apprenticeship levy

The employer must pay into the apprenticeship levy to be eligible for this form of payment. Please see this article for more information on the apprenticeship levy

Government sponsored

If the employer is classed as an SME (small to medium sized enterprise), you are eligible for government sponsorship for up to 90% of the cost of the course. The employer has to pay the remaining 10% of the cost. The cost of the apprenticeship is the number of credits the students undertakes plus the cost of the End Point Assessment.

Please contact FES-Share-Apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk for a bespoke cost as this varies from programme to programme.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is a popular choice for furthering your career in your work place.

Do you provide employability services?

It is expected that apprentices will already be in employment relating to their chosen discipline.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Academic Mentor

On their first day at university with us, apprentices are allocated an Academic Mentor, who remains their first point of contact for the duration of their studies with us. The Academic Mentor plays a crucial role in helping apprentices feel they belong, and in guiding and supporting their journey. For our apprenticeships course, the Academic Mentor is also available as a contact for employers whether this is for any queries or concerns, or simply to find out how their apprentices are progressing. Academic Mentors visit the apprentices and their employers in their workplace regularity. This can be arranged via video/conference call if more convenient.

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