Digital & Technology Solutions (Online Distance Learning) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS

University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Digital & Technology Solutions (Online Distance Learning)

Course summary

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. 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.
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. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during 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 taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. For the placements in your programme, TEC Partnership will do everything it can to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the placement element of your programme and/or potentially, where possible, amend the programme, removing the requirement for placement (or part thereof) if required.


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

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £3500 Year 1
Channel Islands £3500 Year 1
England £3500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3500 Year 1
Scotland £3500 Year 1
Wales £3500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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 - UCAS