Learning and teaching
This programme is taught predominantly through online distance learning using our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. Apprentices will log in to this platform to watch live and recorded lecture content, take part in activities and access a wealth of online academic resources to support their learning.
Each core module takes six months to complete and learners will be expected to attend two one-week face-to-face teaching blocks on campus per module. Typically this would be one session in the middle of the module and one towards the end of the module. These sessions will give learners the opportunity to work with our academic experts in person, take part in discussions and joint work with the cohort of apprentices on this programme. This time will also be used to work on their assignments giving learners some dedicated time for study away from the office.
The Professional Practice module is taught through work-based learning. Apprentices will be assigned a professional supervisor who will visit your workplace and support your learners' professional and personal development in the context of your business.
There are no examinations for this degree apprenticeship and learners will be graded solely on their assignments and final project. All assignments have a practical focus to help apprentices translate the theory they have learned into practical applications that will have impact in your business. Typically assignments would relate to your business setting or make use of industry case studies.
As part of the apprenticeship, learners will undergo an End Point Assessment to achieve the government approved standard for the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprenticeship.