Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

Work-based, part-time, degree apprenticeship undergraduate (4 years)

Blended learning, Cambridge




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.

Full description
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
Laura Cain
Application Support Analyst at Ground Control Ltd; 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
  • cyber security analyst.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

Specialist modules


The assessment comprises of three areas:

  1. Successful completion of summative assessments for academic modules, which may take the form of; essays, exams, project work, practical activities and poster displays.
  2. Maintenance and completion of an ‘e-portfolio’ through which you gather and present a range of materials used to evidence that you have the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Apprenticeship Standard.
  3. Finally the End Point Assessment.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

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:

  • a work-based project
  • a presentation

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.

More about blended learning

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Teaching times

Blended learning, with three week-long study blocks per year in Cambridge, and online study at other times.

Fees & funding

Course fees

Degree apprenticeships are funded by your employer and the Government


Entry requirements

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To apply for this course you should:

  • be in full-time employment in a relevant role
  • have achieved GCSE* grade C or above in five subjects, including maths and English
  • have 96 UCAS tariff points including at least one STEM subject at A level or equivalent
  • if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0.

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 website

Studying during COVID-19

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.

View the impact of the current restrictions.

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