Software Engineers design and build many types of programs that you will be familiar with: word processors, image editors, distributed Internet applications, banking facilities, games, data security, anti-virus applications and data encryption. Less obviously, most electronic devices are microprocessor-based and require software to control them. Systems such as car engine management, racing car telemetry, digital watches, video cameras, iPods, mobile phones, etc., all need reliable, engineered software to operate effectively.
A Digital & Technology Solutions Professional provides technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software. They implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisations productivity using digital technologies. They are confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professionals able to operate in a range of related roles. The occupation is based upon a core set of outcomes that will be supplemented by one, and only one, of six specialism areas detailed below that cover the roles identified by employers.
UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.
UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
DURATION: The Degree Apprenticeship is normally a 3 year programme followed by the end point assessment (certification of the completion of the apprenticeship) within 6-12 months.
STATUS: Subject to approval
FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.
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If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email email@example.com for support.
Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.
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The course aims to provide a solid foundation in software development, compatible with large and small organisations. You will not just become a coder; you will be able to design, build, and test high quality robust software solutions across a wide range of IT areas such as embedded real-time systems, interactive PC-based systems, computer games, etc. It will provide an all-round coverage of computing discipline, which will enable you to apply your knowledge quickly to other areas. For example, you will be able to transfer your programming skills to new languages.
Software engineering is more than just programming. Consider what is involved in building a house. If a builder simply started building the house without a design and detailed plans, it would be a disaster. An architect is an essential player in such a project because every stage of development is considered and sequenced. With detailed plans and build sequence, building the house the customer wants should be relatively straightforward. Many software systems are delivered late, over budget and in an unreliable or unmaintainable state because they have not been properly engineered. A Software Engineer is the architect and the builder. You will learn how to manage, design, test and evaluate many types of software systems.
All of our degree apprenticeships are day release (1 day per week).
UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:
The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.
Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.
AWARD: BSc (Hons)
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: up to £25,000
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Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.
Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is based in the School of Physical Sciences and Computing
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email email@example.com
The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.
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