Digital and Technology Solutions (BSc): 4-year, part-time

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved
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Duration

Four years part-time

Attendance

Two to three evenings a week

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship is designed to develop graduate-level software engineers through a combination of work-based training and academic learning. The programme delivers the UK Government Apprenticeship Standard for Digital and Technology Solutions Professionals. It allows apprentices to work during the day and study during the evening. 

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree has Tech Industry Gold Accreditation. Tech Industry Gold degrees and degree apprenticeship programmes have been assessed as meeting the employer-relevant standards defined by the Tech Partnership, an employer-led apprenticeship trailblazer group. 

The degree is suitable for apprentices and existing employees working, or preparing to work, in the following areas:

  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • systems analysis
  • systems design
  • software development
  • software testing. 

From May 2017, levy-paying employers will fund their apprentices' studies via their digital account from the Digital Apprentice Service. Find out more about apprenticeship funding and how it all works.

Please note: apprentices on this degree are funded by their employer so are not eligible for a student loan.

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    Why study this course at Birkbeck?

    • Accreditation: the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree has Tech Industry Gold Accreditation. Tech Industry Gold degrees and degree apprenticeship programmes have been assessed as meeting the employer-relevant standards defined by the Tech Partnership, an employer-led apprenticeship trailblazer group. 
    • Employer support: we aim to work in close collaboration with employers to produce first-class software engineering graduates/professionals. We offer a comprehensive package of employer engagement and support throughout the degree apprenticeship. This includes: dedicated employer liaison staff; an initial planning meeting; termly progress meetings; regular progress reports; work-based learning modules; active involvement in project selection and supervision.
    • Apprentice support: we aim to support apprentices in all areas of their study throughout the lifetime of their degree apprenticeship. We offer: academic mentors; peer mentors; a wide range of academic support services, including transferable skills workshops and one-to-one tutorials; drop-in sessions; termly progress meetings.
    • Academic excellence: the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. It provides a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. Lecturers are drawn from both the academic and professional worlds.
    • State-of-the-art facilities: the department has its own dedicated, state-of-the-art computer labs within the College. It also has its own dedicated network.
    • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
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