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Our apprenticeships can span from Traineeships all the way up to Degree, allowing you to take your learning as far as you want to go in a variety of industries - from local creative agencies to large multinational corporations.

We teach skills that matter

What will you learn?

Our IT Systems and Networking Degree apprenticeship combines high-quality classroom training with digital learning and on-the-job experience, to develop advanced IT skills in the most popular technologies.

The Network Engineer pathway of our Degree apprenticeship will further develop your real world skills in key and emerging areas including: network design, cyber security, servers, storage & virtualisation, cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD), Unix, DevOps, software-defined networking, and the internet of things (IoT).

How will you learn?

The Degree apprenticeship is delivered using our blended learning approach – this is a combination of digital learning and face-to-face teaching.

The Degree apprenticeship includes two apprenticeship levels. Each level within the Degree apprenticeship takes 15 months to complete. So, if you are starting here, this programme will take 2.5 years to complete.

Within each level, there are multiple learning modules and you will take one module in each 10-week term.

Each module contains:

  • Digital content that you can access online, combined with something for you to do. This could be a technical exercise, contribution to discussion forums or a quiz. Each week our Lecturers will provide a new chapter for you to complete.
  • Two face-to-face workshops lasting 2 days each – one near the beginning of the module and one near the end.
  • Meetings with your Technical Skills Coach every 8 weeks.
  • Access to remote support from our Lecturers and Skills Coaches throughout the module.

What qualifications will you get?


  • BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions from the University of Roehampton  (yes, a real degree just like any university graduate)

QA and the University of Roehampton

QA works in partnership with the University of Roehampton to bring you the best of both worlds.

All of the teaching and assessment is delivered by QA’s team of educators and face-to-face sessions are delivered in QA’s training centres.

The whole programme is validated by the University of Roehampton, meaning that they provide overarching quality assurance for each individual module as well as awarding your final degree certificate when you achieve.

The University of Roehampton is ranked as the best modern university in London according to the Complete University Guide 2017, giving you assurance of the long-term value of your Degree apprenticeship with us. The University also has an excellent research profile, with some of the most highly-regarded academic departments in the UK.

Is this the programme for you?

Currently an Advanced or Higher apprentice?

Degree apprenticeship programme is the perfect follow up programme for apprentices currently on the Advanced to Higher programme who are looking to extend their IT skills and knowledge. It offers further progression and development opportunities.

Currently working in an IT team? Or looking to change careers and move into IT?

If you are an existing employee working for an organisation then you may be able to sign onto this programme as a means of furthering your growth and development or as a way of transitioning into a new role completely.

Are you eligible?

In order to qualify for this programme you need to have:  

  • A background in technology definitely helps – either through a Higher apprenticeship programme or a BTEC Higher National Certificate
  • Relevant work experience equivalent to a Higher apprenticeship, but without formal qualification. You can apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process
  • Live in Scotland? Unfortunately the degree programme is currently unavailable in Scotland 

Not quite got the right qualifications?

No dramas. Our Advanced to Higher apprenticeship programme is typically the first step for apprentices looking to start their career in IT. Completing the Advanced to Higher programmes will get you up to the level needed to start this programme. 

Why study with QA?

Our Degree apprenticeship team is the ideal combination of academic, industry and apprenticeship experience. 

Find out why

When can you start?

As soon as you want. Find out more about the different apprenticeship levels and what an apprenticeship could mean for you.

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Still not sure?

Why not have a look at some of our open vacancies for this programme to see if any of them pique your interest.

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Need extra support?

We want you to get the most out of your time at QA, so our friendly Learner Services team is here to help - whether it's with learning, career advice, finances or your more complex issues.

You can contact the Learner Services team on or call on 01753 898482.

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