Our Higher Level Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships are aligned to Level 4 and Level 6 standards.
We use Foundation and BSc Degrees validated by the Open University as core learning components of all our programmes so that we over deliver against the Standards and all learners finish with a degree.
We currently offer:
- Foundation Degree in Digital Innovation (Level 4 Apprenticeship Software Developer) : Last Validation May 2017, Next revalidation Feb 2023
- Foundation Degree in Data Analytics and Visualisation (Level 4 Apprenticeship Data Analyst) Last Validation Jan 2019, Next revalidation Jun 2023
- BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Level 6 Apprenticeship Software Developer/Data Analyst/Tech Consultant) Last Validation May 2017, Next revalidation Feb 2023
We work with employers and experts to iteratively design our curriculum so we are confident it actually meets the skills needs of industry and can adapt as fast as the tech sector itself.
Method of Delivery
The pattern of study of the degree programmes is designed to fit around full-time employment and uses a blended learning approach, which mixes work-based study and full-time attendance at college study weeks. In total, apprentices spend 80% of their time at their workplace and 20% at Ada. All apprentices commit to an initial 6-week full-time Launchpad training that will equip them to add value to their employers from day 1 in the office. After that, apprentices follow a block release schedule consisting of 7 weeks at the employer and 1 week back at Ada, for the remainder of their apprenticeships.
Our unique Foundation Degree model means that apprentices who begin on a level 4 standard at Ada are able to top up to the level 6 standard at the end of two years with only one additional year needed to gain a full BSc degree qualification. This offers maximum flexibility for our employers and apprentices.
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