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BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Course Specs

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points, or equivalent, including one digital technology-related or science subject. GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above or an equivalent qualification. For students without formal qualifications learning gained from work experience will be considered.


Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000* over four years.


Levy paying organisations – two thirds of the fees can be paid via government levy. Non levy paying organisations – 90% government funding available.

Course duration

4 years

Course start date

18 September 2017*

How to apply

Employees or individuals must be supported by an existing employer or find an organisation willing to support a degree apprenticeship.

To find out more contact:

Dr Maurice Calvert, Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
T: 0113 812 7429
E: m.calvert@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

* There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.

The BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions has been developed to align with the requirements of the’ Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeship’ Standard of the Tech Partnership.

Each student will receive a quality learning experience that fosters engagement with the programme of study and promotes independent study and life-long learning. Strong career themes run throughout all levels of the course ensuring students become confident, competent, capable and independent IT professionals, able to operate in a range of related roles.

Following completion of the course students will:

  • Be able to provide technology-enabled solutions to internal/external customers in a specialism which you can select from software engineering, IT business analysis, cyber security or data analysis
  • Acquire high level skills in analysis, critical thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving to enable long term career development and progression.
  • Appreciate the legal, social, ethical, environmental and professional issues involvement in the development and application of digital technologies.
  • Develop a range of transferable skills including communication, cogent presentation of ideas and arguments, both independent and team working and practise these skills within the workplace.

Tailor the course to suit your organisations needs

The course consists of core elements delivered mainly in years one and two with a choice of routes for years three and four which can be selected to suit the employers’ requirements.

How is the course assessed?

Students work will be assessed via a range of methods, including projects, presentation, reflections, reports, e-portfolios, blogs, practice examinations, online examinations, logo book submissions, code submissions, products, product demonstrations and research proposals.

Where will study take place?

Students are required to spend no more than 12 days per year on campus in Headingley (2 full weeks and up to 2 additional days). The majority of study can take place in the students’ workplace or home but they will have full access to university facilities, if required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plus Icon Will an apprentice receive the same qualification as a full-time undergraduate student?

Yes. The apprentice upon completing and passing their course will graduate with a full bachelors degree.

Plus Icon Can existing employees apply?

Yes. This is a great way to up skill your current workforce and support them into new roles in the organisation. For staff who may not have the formal qualifications, learning gained from work experience will be considered.

Plus Icon Is there an age limit for degree apprentices?

No. There is no upper age limit. However, the training costs for employers may vary for individuals, depending on their age.

Plus Icon What role do I have as the apprentice’s employer?

As an employer you will have all the normal statutory employer responsibilities for the apprentice. In addition, you will need to agree to provide paid time off from work for study, provide in-company support/mentoring for the apprentice and collaborate with us during the recruitment phase to ensure the apprentice meets your job/employment criteria and the university’s academic entrance requirements.

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