For staff: Degree & Higher Apprenticeships

OVERVIEW

The QAHE Library service supports the following degree and higher apprenticeship programmes:

DA programmes

  • CMDA (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship);

  • DTS (Digital and Technology Solutions Professional) Level 6 (legacy);

  • DTS L6 (revalidated);

  • SLMDA (Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship);

  • DMDA (Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeship);

HA programmes

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence Data Specialist) L7; and

  • SLA (Senior Leader Apprenticeship) L7.

CMDA and DTS L6 (legacy and revalidated) are validated programmes owned by QAHE. All their learning and research resources and relevant support are arranged by QAHE. These programmes are validated by the University of Roehampton - but please do not refer learners to the UoR for support or resources.

SLMDA is a franchised programme. Some of its learning and research resources are arranged by QAHE, while others are arranged by Middlesex University. For library support, please refer learners to the QAHE Library. SLMDA has not been accepting new starters since Summer 2021.

DMDA is a franchised programme. Some of its learning and research resources are arranged by QAHE, while others are arranged by Solent University.

SLA L7 is a higher apprenticeship programme whose end point assessor is the Chartered Management Institute. All its learning and research resources and relevant support are arranged by QAHE. Please do not refer learners who started from October 2021 onward to Middlesex University for support or resources.

AI L7 is a higher apprenticeship programme whose end point assessor is the British Computer Society. All its research resources and relevant support are arranged by QAHE. This programme is no longer connected to Northumbria University - please do not refer learners to NU for support or resources.

If you would like to share just one library URL with your learners, please consider library.qahighereducation.com/qa, a QAHE Library Portal providing an overview of all library resources and services.

PLEASE NOTE: Learners on Northumbria University partner programmes (eg, BSc Digital User Experience, DTS L7, BSc Cyber, BSc Project Management) do not receive library support from QAHE. Please refer them to the NU Library Portal.

DTS (legacy & revalidated)

Module reading lists.

Textbooks for all but one module are provided in the VLeBooks library. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

The core textbook for the Developing Technology Strategy module is provided on BibliU.

IEEE Xplore is one of the world's largest research database in IT, tech and engineering. At present, it is available to QA staff when using the corporate network at any QA centres or the VPN access if working remotely (see remote access without VPN). Access for DA learners on the DTS course has been enabled through Canvas.

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

CMDA

Module reading lists.

Textbooks for most modules are provided in the VLeBooks library. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

Core textbooks for some modules are provided in Kortext. For details, please see the module reading lists above. BibliU has been replacing Kortext for CMDA e-textbooks gradually, starting with the PP1 module in July 2020.

ManagementDirect has a well-curated library of over 10,000 ebooks and the Business Sources Corporate database to support learning and research needs of learners. Help video

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

SLMDA

Module reading lists.

For core textbooks, The SLMDA learners who started their programme in April 2020 or earlier use Kortext and VLeBooks. They access their Kortext shelf via MyUniHub. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

All core textbooks for the SLMDA learners who started their programme in July 2020 are provided through BibliU. Learners access their BibliU shelf via Canvas.

ManagementDirect has a well-curated library of over 9,000 ebooks and the Business Sources Corporate database to support learning and research needs of learners. Help video

SLMDA learners have the same access to Middlesex University library content as students on the QAHE campus-based programmes. Please see the guide for staff teaching on Middlesex programmes and QAHE Library Portal page.

SLA L7

Module reading lists.

For core textbooks, SLA L7 learners use BibliU and VLeBooks. Learners access their BibliU shelf via Canvas. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

ManagementDirect has a well-curated library of over 9,000 ebooks and the Business Source Corporate database to support learning and research needs of learners. Help video

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

DMDA

Module reading lists.

Textbooks are provided by both Solent University and through VLeBooks. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

DMDA learners have the same access to Solent University library content as students on the QAHE campus-based programmes. Please see the guide for staff teaching on Solent programmes and QAHE Library Portal page.

AI L7

Module reading lists.

Textbooks are provided in the VLeBooks library. Please see the Guide to VLeBooks.

IEEE Xplore is one of the world's largest research database in IT, tech and engineering. At present, it is available to QA staff when using the corporate network at any QA centres or the VPN access if working remotely (see remote access without VPN). Access for DA learners on the DTS course has been enabled through Canvas.

See the QAHE Library Portal for guides and contact details.

TEXTBOOK ACCESS

VLeBooks

All QAHE staff, learners and students can use the ebook library, VLeBooks. Please see a guide.

BibliU

BibliU has largely replaced the Kortext provision for DA Programmes. Learners who started their course in July 2020 or later use BibliU alongside VLeBooks. Kortext is used by learners who started their course in April 2020 or earlier.

Students and staff can access their BibliU shelf via a link in Canvas modules where e-textbooks are used. The shelf can also be accessed on the BibliU website and in apps. When using the website and apps for the first time, click on the Forgot my password link to create a password; use the same email address as in Canvas.

Kortext

Unlike VLeBooks, Kortext provides personal and non-transferrable e-textbooks. E-textbooks are allocated to individual learner's accounts. If a learner does not see an e-textbook, this may be due to late enrolment or other admin reasons. Please refer them (and lecturers who require textbooks for teaching) to the Library team.

Students and staff access their Kortext shelf via a link in Canvas modules where Kortext e-textbooks are used. The shelf can also be accessed on the Kortext website and in apps. When using the website and apps for the first time, click on the I forgot my password link to create a password; use the same email address as in Canvas.