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BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree Apprenticeship (Levels 4 — 6)

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology

01/08/2020

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Apprenticeship

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Course Overview


Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this Degree Apprenticeship aims to produce graduates who can engage in all aspects of the computing industry from understanding the uses of information and technology, to creating websites to using and developing computer programmes that are safe and secure.This course is delivered as a Degree Apprenticeship where students achieve a full Bachelor’s degree as a core component of the apprenticeship plus a separate end point assessment that demonstrates professional competence.Students on this programme are employed as apprentices for the duration of their academic programme and combine employment with study for this qualification.The course aims to provide you with a balanced set of knowledge and skills emphasising the personal, interpersonal and project skills necessary to ensure that you have the professional acumen required within the modern workplace. The final year project will provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the academic knowledge acquired during the degree.


What will I learn?


Modules covered are likely to include:

Year One:

- Academic and Professional Development
- Problem Solving and Programming
- Mathematics for I.T
- Web Development
- Information Systems
- DevOps
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Year Two:

- Innovative Product Development
- Human Computer Interface
- Web Application Development
- Fundamentals of Networking
- Foundations of Cybersecurity
- Data Structures
- Databases

Year Three:

- Computing Project
- Artificial Intelligence
- Software Engineering
- Software Project Management
- Principles of Secure Operating Systems
- Cloud Computing and The Internet of Things
- Advanced Object-Oriented Programming

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements


For this Degree Apprenticeship, individual employers will set the selection criteria. In the case of this apprenticeship, this is likely to include three A Levels with at least one in Computing, Science or Mathematics.

Some employers may accept other relevant qualifications or work experience.

Students for whom English is not their main language also need to show that their English is at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Assessment across the programme includes written assignments including reports, case studies and presentations.

The emphasis is on assessment via coursework however you may have to complete short in class tests and / or examinations to support completion of criteria and to test your understanding within classes.

Additional Costs and Information


There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits. However, these are to be confirmed.

You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

On completion of this Degree Apprenticeship, you may choose to progress into one of the following careers:- Data / System Analyst - Network Technician - Project Manager - Software Engineer - Systems Engineer - System Support Technician - Web Developer

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