Develop the software engineering professionals of the future

The Open University’s Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme equips apprentices with the knowledge, skills and behavioural characteristics required to be a competent software engineering professional.

The programme is a work-based higher education programme that integrates academic and work-based learning in a way that can be delivered flexibly around the demands of the workplace. Apprentices will gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge of designing, building and evaluating software components and systems.

The apprenticeship is fully funded by The Welsh Government through The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

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Here are just some of the reasons why we're in demand:


We offer over 200 qualifications and 400 modules, our teaching methods are inherently flexible and we can adapt solutions to your organisation's unique needs.


Due to the nature of Open University study, staff need next to no time out of the workplace to learn with us, which means minimal disruption for your organisation and maximum productivity.


We can upskill your employees, help you to attract and retain new staff and work with you to nurture future leaders. Our range of business solutions meet all these needs and more.


Our business solutions cost less than you might think. And what employees learn with us they can apply to their workplace the next day, constituting an immediate return on investment.


As the UK's largest university, with over 9,000 students across Wales, we can deliver locally, nationally and internationally. Our scalable solutions will meet the needs of your organisation, whether you wish to develop one employee or 10,000 across multiple sites worldwide.


77% of FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff on Open University courses, and to date more than 2,400 organisations have chosen us to meet their professional learning and development needs.

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