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Open University Careers

As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, The Open University in Wales offers a wide choice of qualifications in a broad range of subject areas. As part of the biggest university in the UK, we can provide a world-class education, helping you to meet your professional and personal goals.

With tuition fee loans, financial support, and pay as you go options available, studying with The Open University is a lot more affordable than you might think. Our locally based staff can help advise you on the best option for you, either contact us or visit us at one of our local events throughout Wales.

he 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 provides a broad foundation in the fundamental technologies and techniques of computing and the issues involved in their application as well as providing the tools that enable apprentices to consistently keep ahead and stay agile in a rapidly changing subject area.

The Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship 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 your workplace. Apprentices will therefore 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.

The Open University (OU) offers Degree Apprenticeships in software development to all employers in Wales.

Who is it for?

The apprenticeship is suitable for new and existing employees who work in digital and technology roles and who spend the majority of their working hours in Wales.

Why choose Open University Degree Apprenticeships

  • Delivered flexibly around the demands of your organisation and requiring minimal time away from the workplace, using our tutor-supported, rich-media online learning methods.
  • Learning can be delivered simultaneously to various locations using our tried-and-trusted educational technology, providing a consistent programme at scale for multiple staff.
  • We have nearly 50 years’ experience of providing knowledge and skills to busy working adults – 69% of OU students in Wales are in employment, and we have designed our apprenticeships to ensure work-based learning is at the heart of our programmes.

It doesn’t matter if you’re into art or zoology, or whether you have 5 minutes or 50 hours. We’ve got a huge range of free online learning to help you explore your passion.

We publish courses, games, videos, podcasts, ebooks and much more on OpenLearn and other sites around the web. Everything is free, no matter where you are – all you need is an internet connection.


Interested in a new topic and want to dig deeper? Or maybe you’re already passionate about a subject. For a five minute exploration or a 50 hour expedition into learning, head to OpenLearn where you’ll find over 700 free courses, totalling over 8,500 hours of learning. It’s all free.



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