Get started on your tech career with our Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions. Designed with the support of Cambridge’s leading tech companies, our course lets you study for an honours degree while you work, with no tuition fees.
Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.
With over a million new recruits needed in the specialist digital workforce by 2023, 42% of employers are struggling to fill their digital vacancies.* Our BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions has been developed with the support of some of Cambridge’s leading tech companies to help address this demand for digitally skilled graduates. It's accredited by Tech Partnership, and the course content relates to industry requirements and standards.
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 can choose to specialise in one of three areas while you're studying:
As well as learning while you earn, the benefits of studying this course include:
You'll need to be employed in a relevant role to study on this course. To find out about apprenticeship opportunities with our partner employers, visit our vacancies page.
*Survey of 1,600 employers by The Tech Partnership, 2015
I’m upskilling and improving my knowledge, which is beneficial to my employers, and personally, it’s giving me an insight in to which area of tech I want to go into
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:
This apprenticeship features an ‘integrated’ End Point Assessment. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have attained the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out on the standard.
There are two parts to the EPA:
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Blended learning, with three week-long study blocks per year in Cambridge, and online study at other times.
To apply for this course you should:
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.
* ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications are mandatory.
Course offers can only be made if approved Level 2 certificates are provided prior to the start of the course.
For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements download this document from: the gov.uk website
Studying during COVID-19
Due to the national lockdown 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.
National lockdown (from 5 January 2021)
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