This programme is aimed at technically capable, independent professionals who are looking to enhance their specialist expertise and develop leadership and change management skills.
We will work with you and your employer to help you become a skilled practitioner, with the ability to work in and lead a team, an understanding of commercial realities, and the ability to develop new skills as your career progresses.
We will help you to understand your organisation’s goals, strategies, and practices, so that you can play a significant role in delivering and supporting strategic plans for implementing digital technologies.
Through taught modules, work-based portfolios, challenging projects, support from your employer and interaction with experienced academic staff and other apprentices, you will develop Agile project management skills, enhance your ability to interact with others in a work-based situation and learn how to deal with complex technical and human issues.
You will work in a technical IT role solving complex problems. You are likely to have been working as part of a team and may have taken your first steps to team leadership. You will be ready to take more responsibility for yourself and others, and to understand and work towards your organisation’s strategic goals.
On successfully completing this apprenticeship, you will have demonstrated that you can plan and manage IT projects and negotiate and monitor budgets. You will have developed a leadership style that helps build and maintain high performing teams. You will have worked effectively with senior managers through meetings and effective presentations. You will appreciate the complexity of real-world problems and be able to plan appropriate approaches to tackle them.
You will have enhanced your specialist skills and be able to support the development of new products, processes and services that align with your company’s business strategy.
Apprentices will choose one of the following technical specialisms:
Software engineering specialist, data analytics specialist, digital business and enterprise systems architecture specialist, system test and assurance specialist, IT strategy specialist, IT business analysis specialist, network engineering specialist, IT operations management specialist, IT project management specialist, Cyber security technology specialist, IT / digital futures management specialist.
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 7
START DATE: September
LOCATION/CAMPUS: Preston or Burnley
DURATION: The Degree Apprenticeship is normally a one-year programme followed by the endpoint assessment (certification of the completion of the apprenticeship) within 6 months.
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.
Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You can register with the government Find Apprenticeship Service to receive updates on all Degree Apprenticeships.
By agreement with the Course Leader and your employer, one 20-credit module (*) may be replaced with another Level 7 module from the Faculty Portfolio that is closely related to your specialism, providing that the revised programme allows the achievement of the MSc and the Apprenticeship learning outcomes, defined in the Apprenticeship Standard
Each member of staff that will be teaching you has had many years’ experience of the subject. This may have been gathered via research and scholarly activities or by experience in industry. Many members of staff are actively involved in research and enterprise activities which enrich the curriculum that you will be studying.
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.
The EPA is specified as part of the apprenticeship standard. Read the EPA plan.
The EPA has two parts, both assessed by an independent assessor:
(a) A project report on practical tasks undertaken in a work-based project
(b) A structured discussion with the independent assessor about a portfolio prepared by the apprentice
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.
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Integrated Degree) - Read more
LEVEL: Level 7
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding £21,000
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.
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: email@example.com
This course is based in the School of Physical Sciences and Computing
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook
for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.