Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

for Apprentice Students

If you would love to have a career in the digital and technology sector, then a Degree Apprenticeship is a fantastic option to get ahead and earn while you learn, in this fast-developing profession.

As a Digital & Technology Solutions degree apprentice you will work full-time at one of the country’s leading employers or innovative SMEs, while studying towards a fully accredited Digital & Technology Solutions Degree with Manchester Metropolitan University.

You will earn a minimum starting salary of £12,000 per year and receive all the additional benefits of working in a digital or technical role, such as IT Consultant, Web Developer, Software Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst or Data Analyst.

Our next cohort will be starting in September 2020.

Case Study | Charley Denny, AstraZeneca

What You Will Study

The Apprenticeship combines workplace training with a programme focused on IT in business and includes a blend of technology, commercial and project skills. The core units include:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Business Systems
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Technology Management
  • Portfolio

Pathway units and negotiated business projects allow you to study a specialist route in Business Technology (IT Consultant), Software Engineering, Data Analytics or Cyber Security.

View the full list of units for each pathway

You can also choose an elective unit, which may include: User Experience Design, Digital & Social Media, CRM, Mobile Applications Development, Enterprise Computing and Advanced Web Development.

As well as the academic content, the Apprenticeship includes sessions on communication, presentation and team working skills, to help you become a confident digital and technology practitioner.

Programme Delivery

The programme is taught at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School for approximately 30 days each year. You will attend for an induction week, followed by teaching one day per week.

The taught units are complemented by negotiated work-based projects, where whenever possible you will be able to use business challenges and scenarios from your own role as part of your work. You will also have regular updates with your university tutor in person, on the phone or via video chat.

The Degree Award

Upon successful completion of the course you'll achieve the Tech Partnership Gold accredited degree, BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions. Your final degree award will also reflect the pathway you chose to study for example BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions (Software Engineer).

Entry Requirements

Due to coronavirus and the cancellation of A Level exams, we are currently reviewing our entry criteria for those affected. We will update this page when we have more information.

Existing entry criteria is as follows:

Candidates for the Degree Apprenticeship should have a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. You will also require Maths and English Language GCSE grade A*-C. We will individually evaluate candidates who do not meet these requirements, but have workplace experience.

How to Apply

You have to apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme and vacancies are listed in the section below.

The application process varies by employer, but your first step should be to complete our registration form and we will keep you up to date with vacancies and support.

More detailed ‘How to Apply’ Information

Who is the Digital & Technology solutions apprenticeship aimed at?

The Degree Apprenticeship in Digital & Technology Solutions is suitable for people who are leaving school or college who want to work in Information Technology and have the capability and motivation to study part time for a degree at the same time as working.

The Degree Apprenticeship is also a great option for people already working in digital or technical role, who are looking to broaden their academic knowledge with the support of their employer. We would be happy to talk to your employer about how the apprenticeship works, so please contact us for more information. 

What are my progression routes?

We envisage that most apprentices will be retained by their employer following successful completion of the Degree Apprenticeship.

However, by completing the BSc in Digital & Technology Solutions you will develop a highly in demand skill set and should also have lots of opportunities for further study, should this be your preferred option

Is there an age limit?

No. People of any age can join the apprenticeship. 

Can international students apply?

Usually international students would not qualify for funding to complete the apprenticeship. If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, please contact us.




To secure an apprenticeship you will need to apply for a position with one of our partner employers, which are listed in the sections below.

We have had some great vacancies this year with our partner employers, such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Barclays, BBC, CDL, Fujitsu, Lloyds, McDonald's and Thales. Please check back regularly to see our latest opportunities or register your interest using the button below to receive email alerts.

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