Digital Degree Apprenticeship (Wales)

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Framework details

Framework ID: FR04283
Issue number: 1
Issued: 29 April 2018

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Contact name: Damian Brown
Telephone number: 01536 738631
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This Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed to provide progression and re-skilling routes for Digital / Tech / IT Professionals.

Apprentices can work in the following broad areas:

• Software & Web Development,
• Data Analytics and Data Science
• Information and Cyber Security

What is included in this Apprenticeship?
The apprenticeship is made up of applied degree qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role.

The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s digital job roles.

The three named pathways provide applied technical content for Software Engineering, Data Science and Cyber Security Management.

Digital is a key sector for Wales as the application of ICT drives productivity and competitiveness across the whole economy. The digital sector in Wales spans software development (web, application, mainframe and mobile), data, electronics and other new technology applications with a mix of large multinationals and indigenous businesses.

Wales has approximately 25,000 people directly involved in the digital industry. There are nearly 4,000 operations in Wales – among them Fujitsu Services, BT, ONS, IPO, DVLA, Mitel, Logica, Cassidian, Renishaw, BBC, Optimum Credit, Centrica, General Dynamics UK, IQE, SAIC, Sony UK, Logica and IBM, contributing around £1 billion to the Welsh economy annually. Welsh higher and further education institutions produce more than 3,500 graduates every year in digital / IT related disciplines.

The demand for digital skills in Wales is increasing. The growth in digital technology enterprises and the digital technology skills required across all sectors in Wales is increasing. See

Both young digital businesses in Wales and large private and public sector employers are growing their digital services and product portfolios and require increasing numbers of high quality digital professionals.

This framework will contribute towards meeting the digital skills priorities for Wales.

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