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Digital and Technology Solutions Professional BSc (Hons) Apprenticeship


University of Sunderland


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Larger organisations can use their apprenticeship levy and government top-up to pay tuition and...

Study method
Blended (classroom and online)
3 years, Part-time
Digital and Technology Solutions Professional BSc (Hons)
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  • Tutor is available to students
  • This course is an apprenticeship

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St Peters Campus
St. Peters Way
Tyne And Wear
United Kingdom


This course, delivered from our Sunderland campus, offers three different pathways which lead to an undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions. Choose from:

Software Engineering: combines the theoretical fundamentals of software engineering and programming with practical development of IT solutions using industry standard software languages and tools.

Cybersecurity: investigates the principles of cybersecurity and applies these in a work-based environment. It will explore the technical and behavioural aspects of cybersecurity to develop policies, procedures as well as solutions.


Digital and Technology Solutions Professional BSc (Hons)


Course structure

Typically delivered over three years for the full undergraduate degree with apprentices attending one day per week.

The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach by experienced tutors using lectures, seminars, coaching, group work, computer-based learning and independent study. There is a strong element of work-based learning and project work. We'll work closely with you to ensure that modules are relevant to your business and that there are flexible study arrangements in place to fit with work commitments.

Apprentices complete a range of coursework, portfolio and practical assessments designed to test the necessary attributes for a successful digital and technology solutions graduate.

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Fundamentals of Digital and Technology Solutions (120 credits)

Fundamentals of digital and technology solutions – database systems, software engineering, programming, internet technologies, cybersecurity, business organisation, IT project management and computer and network infrastructure.

Year 2 (Level 5) Core modules:

  • Principles of Digital and Technology Solutions (60 credits)

Network design and security, information systems, business IT system management, big data.

  • Digital and Technology Solutions in the Workplace (20 credits)

Critical evaluation of IT projects and solutions in the workplace.

Route modules: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

  • Principles of Software Engineering (40 credits)

Advanced software engineering and software development methods, tools and languages.

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions - Cybersecurity

  • Principles of Cybersecurity (40 credits)

Analyse and evaluate the principles of cybersecurity in order to critically discuss the concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and attack vectors.

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions - Data Analytics

Year 3 (Level 6)Core modules:

  • Advanced skills and Techniques in Digital and Technology Solutions (40 credits)

Current trends and issues in IT, work-based learning project.

  • Degree Apprenticeship Project (40 credits)

Using all the skills gained so far: investigate, design, build, evaluate and report on a software solution to a real-world problem.

Route modules: BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

  • Software Engineering Applications (40 credits)

Design and develop complex software solutions.

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions - Cybersecurity

  • Technical Cybersecurity (40 credits)

Examines the technical skills and knowledge for cybersecurity practitioners and develops the technical and behavioural competencies.

Who is this course for?

Employees looking to upskill and in software engineering or cyber security roles.


The programme is work based and, as such, is subject to the apprentice being employed by an organisation throughout the duration of the programme. The employer must confirm apprentices comply with the apprentice eligibility criteria including funding requirements.

Our typical entry requirement is 112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent level 3 award (ie level 3 apprenticeship). We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Maths and English Language, or an equivalent qualification. In addition to tariff points, an employer may set other requirements.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.