University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Digital & Technology Solutions (Online Distance Learning)

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve. We will advise you of these changes once they are completed. As a Digital and Technology Solutions graduate, you will have the option of progressing into careers such as cyber security analyst, data or systems analyst or engineer, IT consultant or technician, network or software engineer or web developer. Every learner will have the opportunity to develop: Web design and development skills in HTML, CSS and client-side scripting  Systems analysis skills  Database design and development skills within Microsoft Access and MYSQL/PHPMYDMIN  Use of virtualisation technologies  Network design and development skills – both local and business scale networks  Network security and basic cybersecurity skills in protecting a business scale network  Server side programming skills for e-commerce development. Digital technologies are now a fundamental part of all sectors of commerce and industry. Underpinning this is the continual need to design and develop technological solutions to a broad range of ever evolving problems. This encompasses a range of digital and communications based solutions centred on the acquisition, storage, manipulation, retrieval and dissemination of data. The development and continued success of business is increasingly based on its ability to harness digital and technology solutions to develop and market new products and services, increase productivity and workflow, minimise costs, and protect itself from threats from various forms of cybercrime. This course will equip you with the skills you need to design and develop technological solutions to a broad range of ever-evolving problems. This includes the ability to manage and maintain large sets of data as well as the application of advanced data analytics which rely on the application of artificial intelligence, and the fundamental digital skills required by employers in 2021 and beyond.

Course details


Year 1 Systems Analysis & Design Methodologies Computer Network Fundamentals Business Information Systems Web Development Database System Fundamentals Professional & Research Skills. Year 2 Agile Project Management Database Applications Development Computer Security – Network & Systems Network Management & Operations Major Development Project.

Assessment method

Case study: Students are tasked with the completion of technical report which demonstrates their proposal or solution to a given problem. Video Presentation: Students are tasked with preparing a video presentation of their findings to be delivered to a group of their assessors and peers. Product Development: Students are tasked with designing, developing, and testing a solution to a given problem, and documenting their development using recognised information modelling techniques. Reflection: Students are asked to conduct a short self-evaluative review, allowing them to reflect on their skills development as part of their Continuing Professional Development. Report writing: Students are tasked with conducting primary and secondary research around a topic or problem, to be delivered as a technical report which makes use of information modelling (where applicable), concise and coherent arguments, and recommendations including action plans and project proposals. Online Examination: Students’ knowledge is tested using an online, open book exam. These exams allow students to demonstrate their ability to solve a problem in a time controlled environment, and further demonstrate their application of theory in practise.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext. 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration. All applicants for distance learning will be required to produce evidence of residency and a permanent address.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Non-standard offer The TEC Partnership also encourages applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work which will demonstrate both academic and technical aptitude within digital technologies. Applicants already working within this field will be asked to provide evidence of relevant digital product development and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Applicants applying for the online learning programme will generally be those who are in full time employment, however applicants who are engaged in freelance work or are self employed may also apply for Online learning. Other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis to allow for applications from those who would otherwise find it difficult to attend in person due to extenuating personal circumstances; however, such applicants may be required to provide evidence of their circumstances in order to support their application. Once offered a place on the programme that place and the mode of delivery will be assured in such cases where there is a change in employment status in order to allow successful applicants to complete their studies with a consistent mode of delivery. Accreditation pf prior learning TEC Partnership encourages student transfers from other institutions. Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL). Please refer to the HE07 Admissions, Admissions Appeals and APEL (Student Transfers) on our website.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £7800 Year 1
International £7800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, whilst student loans are available to pay for tuition fees, this course does not entitle you to apply for a maintenance loan due to the remote aspect of study.
Digital & Technology Solutions (Online Distance Learning) at University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC) - UCAS