Digital Technology: Technical
This apprenticeship supports technician-level digital technology roles across different sectors. It contains 6 incorporated specialist pathways:
It aims to enable learners to be competent users of existing, evolving and emerging digital technologies. This allows them to develop and apply practice and principles in their chosen pathway.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 8. They'll gain one of these qualifications, depending on their chosen pathway:
Diploma in Digital Technology: Software Development at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Digital Technology: Cyber Security at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Digital Technology: Data Analytics at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Digital Technology: IT Support at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Digital Technology: Network Infrastructure at SCQF Level 8
Diploma in Digital Technology: Cloud Infrastructure at SCQF Level 8
Entry requirements should include as a minimum possession of qualification(s) at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent.
Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the numeracy skills to meet the learning outcomes.
However, an employer can also consider existing workplace skills and experience, for example if someone is changing careers or upskilling. That way employers can help to open up the opportunities to more potential applicants.
Progression and development
A successfully completed apprenticeship, including the achievement of competence-based and professional qualifications, opens the door to a number of opportunities for progression in both work and further learning.
Successful apprentices may progress to roles such as:
senior information security analyst
cyber security engineer
senior service desk technician
senior infrastructure engineer
cloud infrastructure engineer
If they'd like to pursue further professional learning and development in a specialist pathway, this could include:
Successful apprentices may progress to undergraduate study in Software Development, Cyber Security or Data Science.
Please read the Occupation Profiles for:
These gives a detailed description of the work situations routinely carried out in engineering roles at this level.
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
We expect this apprenticeship to take around 24 months to complete.