It is important you recognise the relationship between your academic programme and your degree apprenticeship as they are linked together as a degree apprenticeship is a qualification which combines both academic and off and on the job training. This is a mixture of on and off the job training.
The University and your employer will plan your 20% off-the-job training so that you can complete all the skills and behaviors for your end-point assessment. The 20% off-the-job training includes:
- The teaching of theory (for example, lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning, and manufacturer training);
- Practical training, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and attendance at competitions.
- Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.
You will be able to use your time at the University towards your 20% off-the-job training.
What you will learn
Apprentices will study the apprenticeship over four academic years below, over 3 semesters per year in years 1 – 3 and 2 semesters in year 4. The technical element of the programme will be delivered from Markeaton Street from September 2023.
- Computational Mathematics
- Introduction to Embedded Systems
- Computer systems, data structures and data management
- Foundations of Embedded Networks, IIOT and Security
- Business Management and Regulations
After year 1 you will move to a new apprenticeship standard.
- Programming language paradigms
- Software Engineering
- Testing, Validation and Integration
- Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development
- Work-based team project
- Model-Based Design
- Concurrency and communication
- Real-time Embedded Systems
- NVQ and Gateway Prep
- Defining a project linked to KSB and Gateway
- Data mining and foundations of AI
- Individual Project
- End Point Assessment Prep
- End Point Assessment