BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Level 6 Apprenticeship (DTS)

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BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Level 6 Apprenticeship (DTS)

The Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship was developed as part of the Government’s strategy to address the digital skills gap in the UK. Professionals in this area are responsible for the delivery of technology solutions in a range of business areas. This includes software, cyber security, data analysis, cloud infrastructure and IT consultancy. While they implement solutions that enable organisations to develop new products, they can also increase productivity and drive transformation in your business.

Employees with up-to-date skills are essential to building a stronger business and future-proofing your workforce. In the future, the most in-demand technical roles within IT departments will be those with the ability to create new systems, mine data, protect systems and use emerging technology to increase efficiency. The Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship will develop your employees to understand the role and significance of technology across an organisation. They will learn the value of investments in technology and how they can be used to deliver a competitive advantage, including the skills that enable delivery of business projects and an understanding how they align with core business needs.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Set by individual employers, but must include one of the following: Our aim is to recruit students with ambition and drive who will have varied academic and professional backgrounds, therefore we encourage those with an appropriate qualification and/or suitable work experience to apply. Entry requirements are:

  • 104 UCAS points and GCSE mathematics and English (grade C or above). Sponsoring employers may set their own entry criteria which are equivalent to or higher than the University entry criteria; OR
  • Have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning and/or Accredited Prior Certified Learning procedure; OR
  • Completion of a Level 3 apprenticeship/professional qualification in a relevant discipline

Applicants whose first language is not English, shall be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to at least IELTS level 6.0 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.0 in writing.

Students with an overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent shall be required to undertake a compulsory in-sessional English/Academic English course during the first term of their studies.We will consider applications from employees with sufficient work experience. They would need to complete a skills matrix and we would also require a motivation assessment from employers that supports their application.Applicants must be employed in a relevant role to apply.


This apprenticeship is suitable for new and existing employees who work in digital and technology roles. Graduates from the programme will be able to operate across a range of digital roles to encourage growth in your organisation through new products, services and productivity by using digital technologies.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What will your employees learn?

We ensure your employees receive the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours that are not only required to meet industry standards but to provide organisations like yours with the skill sets to gain competitive advantages within the market.

  • How business exploits technology solutions for competitive advantage
  • The value of technology investments and how to formulate a business case for a new technology solution, including estimation of both costs and benefits
  • Contemporary techniques for design, developing, testing, correcting, deploying and documenting software systems from specifications, using agreed standards and tools
  • How teams work effectively to produce technology solutions
  • The role of data management systems in managing organisational data and information
  • Common vulnerabilities in computer networks including unsecure coding and unprotected networks
  • The various roles, functions and activities related to technology solutions within an organisation
  • How strategic decisions are made concerning acquiring technology solutions resources and capabilities including the ability to evaluate the different sourcing options
  • How to deliver a technology solutions project accurately, consistent with business needs
  • The issues of quality, cost and time for projects, including contractual obligations and resource constraints.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Business acumen and ability to use questioning and research to understand the business need
  • A structured, analytical and critical thinking approach to understand the complex issues that come with implementing new technology solutions within existing organisational structures and processes
  • Fluency in written and visual communications to be able to articulate complex issues
  • The value of presenting and visualising business insights to gain commitment from senior stakeholders to moderately complex technology-oriented solutions
  • Ability to actively listen to all multiple stakeholders inside and outside the organisation who may have competing interests
  • Identification of preferences, motivations, strengths and limitations of stakeholders and application of these insights to work
  • To lead, influence and persuade others
  • Ability to give and receive feedback constructively
  • Time management and delivering high performance whilst working under pressure

Qualification achieved

Bachelor of Science in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional awarded by BPP University

Training Course Content

Months 1-4

  • Programming in Python
  • Service Management

Months 5-8

  • Object Orientated Programming in Java
  • IT Infrastructure and Cloud

Months 9-12

  • Databases and SQL
  • Cyber Security and Infrastructure

Months 13-16

  • RPA
  • Scrum and Agile

Months 17-20

  • DevSecOps
  • Enterprise Architecture

Months 21-23

You will pick one of the routes below, and complete the related two modules

  • IT Consultant
    • Consulting for Business
    • Business improvement and Optimisation
  • Software Engineer
    • Web Application Development
    • Mobile App Development
  • Cyber Security Specialist
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Implementing a Cyber Security Strategy
  • Data Analyst Specialism
    • Big Data Analytics
    • AI and Machine Learning.

Months 24-27

  • Capstone Project

Months 28-30

  • End Point Assessment.

Course delivery details

  • All BPP technology programmes are delivered online live, providing ultimate flexibility and efficiency for your business
  • There are 15 modules with two modules being delivered simultaneously each semester, in addition to the ‘Professional Practice/Project Modules that are run over the course of the full year and are based on naturally occurring work-based projects
  • Your employees are required to attend two, two-hour online lectures online lectures each week during 10-week semesters, using our award-winning Adobe Connect classroom
  • E-learning content that includes video lectures, digital reading and case studies delivered on the BPP learning platform
  • Monthly one-to-one meetings with their dedicated Coach to support on professional practice, linking study with work-based examples of skills and behaviours.

Continuing Studies

This apprenticeship provides great progression opportunities and upon successful competition further study can be taken through the Level 7 MSc Applied Data Analytics.

This programme offers a solid foundation for professionals in software engineering, data science, cyber security and IT consultancy. One of the primary drivers behind this programme was to create a new generation of technology talent who could become confident professionals with the ability to operate across a range of technical roles. This helps to add value and further expertise within your organisation. This programme is beneficial to employees in the following roles: Data Analyst IT Consultant, Business Analyst, Network Engineer, Software Engineer and Cyber Security Analyst.

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