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Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) - Degree Apprenticeship - BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Professional

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Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) - Degree Apprenticeship - BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Professional



    Year of entry: 2019 
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Course Overview

This work-based programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experience required to create software solutions in a range of settings. Core areas of the programme focus on: software analysis and design; testing and reviewing; tech stack; customer centric design; and security. 

This apprenticeship is suitable for software engineering and development roles. It will allow apprentices to combine workplace learning opportunities with university studies, bringing together theories and practice that relevant to the organisation in which they work. ​​​

Why study with us?

  • Apprenticeships are designed by industry professionals and are aimed at employees.
  • They can be suitable as a way of upskilling existing members of staff or as a pathway for new recruits.
  • Small groups and specially-designed learning sessions will ensure that apprentices get the most out of their time in workshops and lectures.
  • Typically, 20% of the apprenticeship will be 'off-the-job' – this includes work-based projects and job-related activities.
  • There are no direct fees paid by the apprentice as the programme is supported through the apprenticeship levy.
  • Successful apprentices will gain BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions​
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Course Information

About this course >

​The course has been created to address the digital skills shortage in the UK. All students will develop practical skills and knowledge in data analysis, computer programming, business analysis and cyber security before specialising in one of these areas in later years of study​

Programme Duration and Delivery

It will typically take three years to complete the apprenticeship, however there may also be opportunities to join part way through the programme if candidates have considerable experience in a particular area. Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars, delivered at Leeds Trinity University. On campus learning is supported by a va​riety of online tasks and independent research activities which can be undertaken in the workplace.​​​

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Further Study

Modules >

Year 1

Starting Your Learning Portfolio 

Learning Skills for Apprentices ​

Negotiated Learning: Introduction to Software Engineering in Business:

  • Identify, document review and design complex IT 
  • Design and develop technology roadmaps 
  • ​Deliver workplace transformations through planning and implementing technology based business change programmes 
  • Negotiate and agree digital and technology specialisms 
  • Develop and deliver management level presentations 
Negotiated Learning: Projects in the Workplace 

Year 2

Reviewing & Planning Portfolio Enhancements  

Designing Practitioner Research 

Negotiated Learning: Managing Software Engineering in Business:

  • Professionally present digital and technology solution specialism plans
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in solving problems
  • Be competent at negotiating and closing techniques with a range of different stakeholders
  • Evaluate the significance of human factors to leadership in the effective implementation and management of technology​

Work-based project

Year 3

Advancing Your Portfolio Towards End Point Assessment

Negotiated Learning: Leading Software Engineering Projects in Business:

  • Develop own leadership style and professional values that contributes to building high performing teams.
  • Apply broader technical knowledge in a business context
  • Demonstrate effective technology leadership and change management skills
  • Create and implement innovative technological strategies to support the development of new products, processes and services ​

Work-based project

End Point Assessment

Learning and Teaching >


​Throughout the programme, apprentices are assessed via various methods including:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussions
  • Assignments
  • Work-based projects

Apprentices will also create a portfolio of evidence throughout the programme in order to allow them to demonstrate how they have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Apprenticeship Standard. Evidence may include reports, reflective logs and formative assessments.

Upon completion of the degree, each apprentice will undertake the "end-point assessment" which comprises a synoptic project undertaken in the final six months of the programme including a presentation and professional discussion based on the review of portfolio. 


Entry Requirements >

Entry requirements are agreed with the employer but will typically include A-Levels or equivalent experience. Apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 English and Maths​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

​Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the employer if their wage bill over £3 million each year. The government will fund up to 95% of the apprenticeships course fees, up to the relevant funding gap, if the organisation has paid into the levy at least once during the financial year or if the organisation has spent all its levy.  Read guidance on how to pay the apprenticeship levy.​ ​

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