Accredited by TechSkills
Develop the key knowledge and skills to launch and excel in your tech career with our Digital and Technology Solution Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree while you work, with no tuition fees.
This TechSkills accredited course has been designed with the support of Cambridge’s leading tech companies to meet the needs of the current and future digital work force. The course is ideal if you're looking for your first job or have experience and offers you the opportunity to specialise as a software engineer, network engineer or cyber security analyst depending on your specific interest.
Our BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship is the perfect preparation for in-demand roles and a springboard into one of the UK's fastest-growing sectors.
Our applied four-year course combines core and optional modules which are all work-based, so you'll be able to apply what you've learnt in your job. Some modules cover the core material for professional certification, such as CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate.
You’ll develop the key skills, knowledge and behaviours to contribute to a range of digital projects within your organisation and stay at the forefront as technologies advance. As your advance through the course you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas: software engineer, cyber security analyst or network engineer.
An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.
At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore are not part of your usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning will be delivered through online University-led learning sessions and activities, one-day workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
Our Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship is delivered in a blended format combining teaching weeks on our Cambridge campus, together with online resources.
You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.
You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.
The EPA for this apprenticeship is integrated into the final on-programme assessments. Therefore, on successful completion of your degree, you will also complete the apprenticeship.
Tech Industry Gold is the industry accreditation for digital and tech degrees and degree apprenticeships. Designed to meet standards that are defined by employers, Tech Industry Gold programmes integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills new recruits need to excel in digital careers.
“The apprenticeship is an opportunity to fast-track my career. I have gained a lot of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. I have used them to develop new and existing products and projects.”
Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice
“The apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to solve real life problems and access to amazing staff and resources. It utilizes both practical and theoretical parts of the job. Best of both worlds!”
Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice
Whether you're looking for your first job or you've got previous experience, this degree apprenticeship will arm you with the technical and professional skills you need for a career in the digital technology sector. Depending on the specialism you opt for while studying, and the experience you gain in your job, you could find yourself working in the following roles: software developer, software engineer, software tester, network engineer or cyber security analyst.
In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.
*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the course. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
**We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications provided you have a significant amount of relevant experience, are well-supported by your employer, and demonstrate the ability to manage university-level study. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.
To be eligible to apply for one of our degree apprenticeships, you'll first need to be in a full-time position with one of our partner employers. Follow the links below to view our current vacancies and sign up to receive email alerts when new vacancies become available.