Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship

The Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship provides the key skills and technical knowledge to ensure graduates become competent and independent IT professionals who can deliver appropriate and efficient digital solutions.

Integrating on‐the‐job practical training with academic learning also means that apprentices have an increased understanding of their organisation’s unique business needs.

The programme is based on the Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional apprenticeship standard which provides apprentices with a core set of skills whilst also offering the opportunity for them to focus on one of six specialisms, enabling tailored  learning to suit specific business needs.

This standard is allocated a Funding Band of £25,000 by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Please contact us directly for the price of this apprenticeship.

Download our Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship guide.

Who the apprenticeship is for?

This degree apprenticeship is designed for those looking to be progress into roles such as: software developers, software testers, business analysts, IT project managers, system designers or cyber security analysts.

Entry requirements

All applicants need to be employed by an organisation in a role that provides them with the experience and exposure to a range of relevant business areas. This will ensure that apprentices can complete all elements as required by the standards.

Each applicant will be individually assessed on their eligibility, qualifications and work experience.

Delivery model

This blended work-based programme is delivered over three years and includes modules taught both at De Montfort University (DMU) and by distance learning, as well as a final year work-based project. 

Learners will be taught in blocks of one week at a time, each comprising four days of teaching followed by one day of revision. There will also be pre and post block support. Time at DMU comprises of the following;

Year 1 = 8 weeks

Year 2 = 6 weeks

Year 3 = 4 weeks

Block mode teaching allows the potential for greater use of new pedagogic practices and presents the opportunity to truly immerse the apprentices within a scenario.

Final degree award

The final degree award will be a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions followed by the title of the specialism the apprentice has chosen.

Core skills

  • Technical knowledge: fundamentals of computing technologies and how they relate to business needs, information and data management and systems development.
  • Occupational competencies: project Management, problem solving, teamwork, building business relationships and leadership.

Tailored specialisms

  • Cyber Security Analyst  ‐ Responsible for the implementation, support and maintenance of security controls to protect an organisation’s assets.
  • Data Analyst  ‐ Collect, organise and study data in order to make recommendations to improve business performance.
  • Software Engineer  ‐ Design, build and test high-quality software solutions to meet business needs.
  • Network Engineer  ‐ Design, install, maintain and support communication networks within and between organisations.
  • Business Analyst  ‐ Assess the business impact of change and analyse systems in order to make recommendations for improvements.

Indicative Content

The programme has been designed to provide learners with the proficiency to become efficient and competent digital solutions professionals. In the first year, modules that provide solid grounding in foundational computing topics are studied by all apprentices on the programme. The six different specialisms offer unique options in years two and three in addition to the core content. Examples of these options include; Data Structures & Algorithms, Concurrent & Parallel Algorithms, Penetration Testing, Agile Methods & Development, Multi-tier Networks, Advanced Statistics for Business, Data Management, Rigorous Systems, etc.

Year 1 Modules (Core)

Year 2 Modules (Core)

Year 3 Modules (core)

Computer Programming

Systems Thinking

Final Year Project

Computer Law & Cyber Security

Software & Security Management

Data Mining

Devices and Networks

Object Oriented Design

Industrial Analysis and Reflection

Database Design & Implementation

Object Oriented Development

Systems Building: Methods

Mathematics for Computing

System Design Project


Information Systems Development

System Implementation Project



The apprentices will undertake a range of assessments at the end of their academic modules. Apprentices must also create a portfolio which will capture the knowledge and skills developed through the programme and in the work‐place. They will complete a work‐ based project in their final year which will bring together their accumulated knowledge. The portfolio and project will contribute towards the apprentice’s End Point Assessment for apprenticeship standard.

For more information, contact us by completing our online enquiry form.

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