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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Learn how to use data to provide key business insights, helping companies improve their performance and make key decisions
  • Earn while you learn – you are employed full-time by your sponsor company with paid time off to study
  • Pay no tuition fees – these are met by your employer and the Government
  • All learning is relevant to your specific workplace with support from industry professionals
  • Obtain a full honours degree and benefit from a guaranteed job at the end of the programme
  • Study on a course that has achieved Gold Standard endorsement from The Tech Partnership, a leading network of employers collaborating to create the skills for the digital economy

Information is the most powerful tool a business can possess. With the market for big data only set to grow, the demand for quality data analysts is likely to be equally large. Our Degree Apprenticeship allows you to become a competent professional data analyst who can help fill that gap, providing the sort of critical insights to businesses that can give them that all important edge over their competitors.

This programme is centred on a real job within a business that extends the learning beyond the classroom and into the workplace. The aim is to integrate academic learning at degree level and on-the-job practical training to provide a holistic programme of education and training to meet the skills needs of employers now and in the future.

You learn how to manage, cleanse, abstract and aggregate data across network infrastructures, gaining an understanding of data structures, software development procedures and a range of analytical tools to provide a broad range of data analysis solutions. With key skills and knowledge, you acquire the confidence to document and report your data analysis results and make crucial recommendations to improve business performance.

All the while you are working full-time for your sponsor company, applying the knowledge and insights you gain to the real world of business. You are typically responsible for providing up-to-date, accurate and relevant data analysis for your chosen organisation. Throughout the degree there is support from professionals in the sector, helping to contextualise your learning. Industry-specific technology and equipment is used continuously to help develop the technical, business, project, interpersonal and behavioural skills to operate professionally in the workplace.

You become a competent and confident digital and technology solutions professionals who is able to operate in a range of related roles.

Typical roles for graduates include data analysts and business analysts in IT consultancy, business consultancy and management.

Accreditation

This Programme has achieved Gold Standard Endorsement from the Tech Partner

Careers

The Degree Apprenticeship is a great foundation for any career.

The BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Data Analytics) programme is aimed at students progressing in roles where they are responsible for documenting and reporting the results of data analysis activities with the purpose of drawing conclusions from the data which will support business decision-making and improved business performance.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

If you study a Bachelor Honours degree with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK

Learning and teaching

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

This programme is centred on a real job within a business that extends the learning beyond the classroom and into the workplace.  The aim is to integrate academic learning at degree level and on-the-job practical training to provide a holistic programme of education and training to meet the skills needs of employers now and in the future.  This programme uses a variety learning strategies and delivery methods that develop academic and practical skills, encourage critical reflection and provide support to all students. The diverse nature of the methods used help to enhance student employability and professional development. The exact nature of your learning experience will depend on which employer you choose to apply to, the key skills you will learn are suited to those looking to begin or develop a career in data analysis.

Assessment

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus or West Downs, University of Winchester

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

Students must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Candidates for the Degree Apprenticeship should normally have a minimum of 104-112 points* at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. You will also require Maths and English Language GCSE grade A*- C. We will individually evaluate candidates who do not meet these requirements, but have workplace experience or recognised prior learning.

*Note: Different employers will identify their specific entry requirements

To secure an apprenticeship you will need to apply for a full-time position with one of our partner employers.  To gain a place on this programme you will have been successful on application and interview as conducted by the sponsoring business in conjunction with the University of Winchester.

Alternatively, you may be seeking career enhancement within your current role. In this case you will need your employer to support you by offering a Degree Apprenticeship with the University of Winchester.

In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity. The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Selection process:

Candidates are invited to attend an interview or assessment centre organised by the business in conjunction with the University of Winchester.

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

Please contact Stella McKnight:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 826478
Email: Stella.McKnight@winchester.ac.uk
Or Send us a message

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

 

 

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis
Work Based Studies - Professional Development
IS Security
Managing Finance
Responsible Management
Work Based Studies - Organisational Functions in Context
Information Systems and Organisations
Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Visualisation of Business Intelligence
Work Based Studies - Computer Systems and Network Management
Risk Management and Cyber-security
Information Management and Data Analytics
Software Development
Predictive Data Analytics
Introduction to Project Management
Work Based Studies - Applied Project and Consultancy Management

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Practitioner Portfolio
Business Transformation and Process Re-design
Intellectual Properties and Information Rights
Strategic Forecasting and Simulation
Strategic Analytics

Optional Credits

Optional Modules

One of the following Extended Independent Projects:

Consultancy Project (EIS)
Applied Dissertation (EIS)

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Course Tuition Fees 

Part-time: £1,200 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Total cost: £9,000 per level of study.
The Government has committed to paying two-thirds of the cost of any tuition fees for degree apprentices. Employers are required to pay the remaining fees.

Costs to Student/Apprentice

  • Apprentices are full-time employees and will be entitled to a wage and paid time off to study
  • There are no tuition fees

Employer Information

How much will it cost an employing business per apprentice?

The apprentice will be an employee who will work for a business throughout the programme - a market-rate salary is anticipated. The funding you are eligible for is determined by the number of people you employ, the annual payroll of your company and the age of the learner.

  • Businesses with a wage bill below £3 million - The Government will pay 90% of the tuition fees for apprentices of any age, for business who will not be paying the apprenticeship levy
  • Businesses with a wage bill above £3 million - From May 2017 organisations will be able to use their Apprenticeship Levy contributions towards the cost of tuition fees

Employers who do not have sufficient levy payments to cover the full cost of tuition fees, will also be eligible for the 90% government funding

Additional support arrangements

  • Small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) hiring an apprentice under 19-years-of-age when the apprenticeship commences will pay no tuition fees at all
  • All businesses employing an apprentice under 19-years-of-age, a care leaver up to 24-years-of-age or an adult with additional needs will qualify for an extra support payment of £1,000

Additional Costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services. 

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Optional

Core Text

Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost: £50 - £500 per year

Mandatory

Printing and Binding

Students are required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding (if applicable). Cost: £10

 

Key course details

Duration
3-4 years part-time
Typical offer
Participants must be employed by a sponsoring business. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring business.
Location
King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester