Ofqual regulated

One year of BCS Early Career Membership included

Advanced learner loan funding (Data Analyst / Software Developer Level 4)

Delivered as a stand-alone qualification or as part of an apprenticeship

Can be delivered as a blended programme

Synoptic Project* - written assessment

Online multiple-choice and scenario-based Knowledge Test

  • Automated results
  • No marking

Aligned to the skills framework SFIAplus, the industry defined and recognised benchmark for IT

* Synoptic Project is only required if taken as a standalone qualification, this is NOT required alongside an apprenticeship.


About the BCS Digital Modular Programme (DMP)

This programme goes beyond technical understanding - individuals will also develop skills to communicate and collaborate with others in diverse and cross-functional environments.

This qualification comprises one Digital Core module at either Level 3 or 4 and a choice of one specialist corresponding module.

The Digital Core Module provides employees and prospective employees with the basic concepts and understanding for Cyber Security, Networks, Data, Programming, Systems and Applications - all of which are ubiquitous within every business and across every digital role.

DMP is an occupationally focused qualification that will:

  • test a learner’s ability to recall knowledge and apply it to given situations;
  • enable a learner to progress in their career;
  • provide employers with the cross functional digital skills they need to operate; to meet their business requirements for today and tomorrow.

Higher Technical Qualifications

The BCS Digital Modular Level 4 qualifications, Data Analyst and Software Developer have been approved as Higher Technical Qualifications and will be eligible for funding from September 2023.

Higher Technical Qualifications are either new or existing Level 4 and 5 qualifications approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as meeting occupational standards for the relevant sector.

Find out more about HTQ's 

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More about the Levels

Level 3 qualifications

Digital Core Level 3 (mandatory) - coming soon

Specialism (select one or if taken within 12 months can take an additional specialism module)

  • Coming soon 
Level 4 qualifications

Digital Core Level 4 (mandatory)

Specialism (select one or if taken within 12 months can take an additional specialism module)

  • Data Analyst – available now
    Advanced learner loan funded, effective September 2022
  • Software Developer – available now
    Advanced learner loan funded, effective September 2022
  • Network Engineer - coming soon

Pricing

Please refer to our qualifications price list (PDF).

'This is just brilliant and extends to all of my employees using digital in their day-to-day role, providing them the opportunity for progression to become the essential digital specialists we need today'.

Employer feedback

Who is it for?

The qualification has been designed for people using technology within their day-to-day roles spanning across business functions:

  • at work - upskilling / retraining
  • apprentices
  • career progressors
  • entering the jobs market
  • returners to work
  • job seekers

Entry requirements: Centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

Assessment

A learner should expect to take two exams: one for the Digital Core and one for their chosen occupationally focused module.

Learners’ knowledge will be tested through multiple-choice and scenario-driven questions to assess how they would apply their knowledge in real-life situations.

For the occupationally focused modules, there is also be a Synoptic Project to be completed*. For further information on this project please refer to the syllabus.

*Synoptic Project is only required if taken as a standalone qualification, this is NOT required alongside an apprenticeship.


Guided learning hours (GLH)*:

  • BCS Level 4 Diploma - Digital Modular Programme for Data Analysts: 277
  • BCS Level 4 Diploma - Digital Modular Programme in Software Development: 287


Total qualification time (TQT)*:

  • BCS Level 4 Diploma - Digital Modular Programme for Data Analysts: 407
  • BCS Level 4 Diploma - Digital Modular Programme in Software Development: 427

* See module syllabus

I want to deliver BCS Digital Modular Programme

Any centre wishing to have an in-depth conversation to address any questions not covered here, please contact your account manager or complete the online form and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements.