Student FAQs

How is the degree apprenticeship course run?
How long does it take?
What courses are available?
What are the entry requirements?
Do degree apprentices recieve a salary? 
Who pays the fees?
Do degree apprentices continue to work for employers when the university is in recess? 
Are degree apprenticeships available throughout the UK?

How is the degree apprenticeship course run?

The way degree apprenticeships are delivered will vary at universities throughout the UK, although all of them will include blocks of practical on-the-job training and academic study.

How long does it take?

All programmes are a minimum of three years but the time degree apprenticeships take to complete vary depending on the course.

What courses are available?

Each programme will include a core focus on technology skills with additional study options relevant to different occupational areas. The programmes are developed to meet individual employer needs and are delivered to the style of the individual university’s teaching model. These courses support the majority of entry level IT professional roles as follows: Software Engineer, IT Consultant, IT Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst and Network Engineer. Although courses are tailored to individual employer need, it is called BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions at each university.

What are the entry requirements?

Degree apprentices will be studying for a BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions degree. They will have to satisfy the employer’s recruitment requirements and also the associated universities entry requirements, which will usually be contained within the employer’s recruitment materials. Universities usually express their entry requirements in the form of A-level grades or UCAS points. Candidates who don’t have these will still be considered if the have suitable work experience.

Does the degree apprentice receive a salary?

Yes. Degree Apprentices are full-time employees and their employers pay their salaries. Degree apprentices should expect to receive an appropriate training salary throughout the duration of their study.

Who pays the fees?

The employer and the government pay the fees. Degree apprentices are not involved in this process.

Do degree apprentices continue to work for employers when the university is in recess?

Yes. Degree apprentices are employees and perform duties in accordance with their employer’s needs. The employer may make arrangements for independent study, negotiated with degree apprentices and universities, to determine how the degree apprentice will achieve the programmes outcomes.

Are degree apprenticeships available throughout the UK?

No. Currently degree apprenticeships are only available in England.