Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (integrated degree) Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZR601P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

Course level: H

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm


1st Aug 2020 - 31st Jul 2021

Off Site

Contact details


01235 216 216

A Digital & Technology Solutions Professional provides technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure.

They implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisations productivity using digital technologies. They are confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professionals able to operate in a range of related roles. The occupation is based upon a core set of outcomes that will be supplemented by one, and only one, of six specialism areas detailed below that cover the roles identified by employers.

• 36 months practical training period including an integrated End Point Assessment

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 3 years)
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:
• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
• BSc Professional Practice in Digital Technology

End Point Assessment:
• Formative assessment
• Synoptic project
• Synoptic presentation

What will apprentices learn?
• How business exploits technology solutions for competitive advantage.
• The value of technology investments and how to formulate a business case for a new technology solution, including estimation of both costs and benefits.
• Contemporary techniques for design, developing, testing, correcting, deploying and documenting software systems from specifications, using agreed standards and tools.
• How teams work effectively to produce technology solutions.
• The role of data management systems in managing organisational data and information.
• Common vulnerabilities in computer networks including unsecure coding and unprotected networks.
• The various roles, functions and activities related to technology solutions within an organisation.
• How strategic decisions are made concerning acquiring technology solutions resources and capabilities including the ability to evaluate the different sourcing options.
• How to deliver a technology solutions project accurately consistent with business needs.
• The issues of quality, cost and time for projects, including contractual obligations and resource constraints.

All apprentices will require the core skills and knowledge to be combined with the specialist skills and knowledge to be able to operate effectively in the defined role. The employer will select one, and only one, of the specialisms available for the apprentice which is specific to the role the apprentice will be performing.
Applicants are likely to have 3 A-Levels (or equivalent), including Maths, and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £25,000 funding band. Small companies will need to make a contribution of £1,250; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

19+ Reduced Fee