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The Open University’s Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship programme develops the higher-level skills and behaviours required to create confident and capable digital and technology professionals.
Graduates from the programme will be competent to operate in a range of related digital roles, supporting their organisations to develop new products and services and increase productivity using digital technologies.
The Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship is a work-based higher education programme that integrates academic and work-based learning in a way that can be delivered flexibly around the demands of your workplace.
As technologies converge and the pace of digital change accelerates, this programme supports you by developing the necessary core knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprentice to contribute to digital projects across your organisation - and to upskill as technologies advance
The apprenticeship has been awarded Tech Industry Gold Accreditation by the TechSkills, a consortium of leading employers collaborating to develop a highly-skilled and professional digital workforce throughout the UK.
The structure of the programme supports you to grow and develop your own digital talent, whether you are upskilling or reskilling members of your existing workforce or onboarding new employees into digital and technology roles.
The programme is based on a core set of outcomes that are supplemented by one of the following four specialisms:
An apprenticeship requires at least 20% of an employee’s time to be allocated for off-the-job learning, but The Open University’s tutor-supported online learning gives you the flexibility to pick the most suitable times proactively and reactively around organisational needs – minimising the impact on day-to-day productivity.
Travel costs and expenses are also minimised, as most apprentices don’t have to attend day or block release sessions*.
A small number of optional face-to-face tutorials will take place across the UK. Tutorials can even take place in your workplace at a convenient time for an additional cost.
Online delivery is both varied and interactive, using rich media formats that engage and enthuse apprentices on their journey. Learning can be accessed 24/7 on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Online forums and tutorials as well as email and telephone communication are used to support apprentices throughout the programme.
On top of account management support, your organisation will also be allocated with the following Open University professionals:
*Please note: for the Network Engineer specialism, attendance at two Cisco day schools is compulsory. These take place at various locations across the UK towards the end of both specialist modules.