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BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

The Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship is an innovative new programme delivering IT training for business. Delivered through a flexible blended learning model, the programme allows employers to recruit, train and retain high-calibre talent in partnership with the University.

This programme launched in September 2016, with employers including IBM, Renishaw and Beran Instruments. We are the highest-ranking university offering this degree apprenticeship.

» If you are a student considering applying for our Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship, visit our undergraduate study page

The course

Our syllabus is accredited by the Tech Partnership of IT employers and combines technical skills such as programming and security with professional knowledge including business organisation and project management. Students will be of a calibre consistent with University of Exeter programmes.

Specialist pathways

  • Software Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • IT Business Analysis
  • IT Consultancy
  • Cyber Security

Blended learning

Apprentices will be full-time employees of your business, gaining a University of Exeter degree over 4 years through:

  •  8-10 days of residential teaching in Exeter (September, January and May)
  • Online learning comprising webinars, interactive exercises and recorded lectures
  • Work-based learning, assessing projects undertaken in the workplace

Approximately 20% of the apprentice’s time will be given over to study, though our model is designed to be flexible around the needs of employers and workloads. No weekly day-release is required, mitigating disruption on the apprentice’s daily role and meaning we can work with employers across the country.

Our dedicated partnerships team liaise closely with employers throughout the programme; we can assist you with recruiting, education support and administration. Each apprentice is allocated an Academic Mentor to ensure their successful completion of the programme.

Download diagrams illustrating our programme structure and timetable

Download our employer handbook.




Tuition fees for this four-year programme are £27,000.

Employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy will pay these fees directly through that contribution.

Business who do not pay the Levy will be able to claim 90 per cent of the cost of tuition fees from Government. If you employ fewer than 50 people and recruit an 18-year-old or a care leaver, up to 100 per cent Government contribution is available.

See further information on the Apprenticeship Levy.

Employers must pay their apprentices a salary consistent with national legislation, typically £15-19,000, and cover the costs of travel and accommodation for the termly residentials.