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Digital & Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) BSc (Hons) [Degree Apprenticeship]

As a Digital & Technology Solutions Professional you will provide technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of digital industries

4 Years (including 6 month final/Synoptic Project)
1 day per week (Day Release)
Theory & Practical

Course Info

Throughout this course you will specialise in Software Engineering. You will learn how to design, build and test high-quality software solutions. As a Software Engineer you will apply engineering principles to all stages of the software development process, from requirements, analysis and design, development and data requirements whilst ensuring security robustness is built in. You may find yourself working as part of a larger collaborative team and will have responsibility for significant elements of software projects. 

What will you learn:

  • Core Skills & Technical Knowledge
  • Software Engineering Specialism Knowledge

This is split across:

Level 4 (12 months)

Introduction to Academic Skills
Introduction to Computing & Digital Systems
Introduction to Business Systems & Processes
Introduction to Web Development
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Introduction to Maths & Algorithms for Computing

Level 5 (18 months)

Software Development Lifecycle
Industry in Context
Object Oriented Programming
Applied Web Systems and Technologies
Data Management for Business Environments
Cloud & Mobile Development (Software Engineer Specialism)

Level 6 (18 months)

Business Architectures, Services & Communications
Developing a Digital Business
Engineering Digital Business Solutions (Software Engineer Specialism)

Final Synoptic Project & Presentation

Important Links:

  • Click HERE for the programme specification
  • For a full list of the University Centre’s regulations and policies please click HERE
  • Click HERE for The Open University Regulations for Validated Awards


The lecturers on this course include five fully qualified FT Computer Science teaching staff, including our two Department for Education funded Digital Developers (with a range of recent industry experience), a dedicated Apprentice Training Officer, assigned Academic Skills Support, as well as Calderdale College’s OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ rated Apprenticeship provision and work-based learning support infrastructure. Classes take place across the campus in both our University Centre and the DigiHub building. We work closely with all apprentice partner-employers, scheduling regular meetings, updates and site visits, sharing updates on progress, projects and planning. 

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A-levels/BTEC, ideally including Maths and/or Computer Science/I.T, although employers will often accept other relevant qualifications or experience. 

You can now study a
t-level in Digital!

1 T Level = 3 A Levels
A direct route to your dream career.