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Software Developer Apprenticeship

The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers.
Level
4
Duration
21 months
Location
Workplace

A Software Developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. The customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed upon by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

Typical job roles include:

  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer

When does the course start?

You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.

What does the course cover?

The apprenticeship covers a range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours which include:

Technical Competencies

  • Logic: writes good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in at least one language
  • User interface: can develop effective user interfaces for at least one channel
  • Data: can effectively link code to the database/data sets
  • Test: can test code and analyse results to correct errors found using either V-model manual testing and/or using unit testing
  • Problem-solving: can apply structured techniques to problem-solving, can debug code and can understand the structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues
  • Design: can create simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program, following best practices and standards
  • Analysis: can understand and create basic analysis artefacts, such as user cases and/or user stories
  • Deployment: can understand and utilise skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments

Technical Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understands and operates at all stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Understands the similarities and differences (taking into account positives and negatives of both approaches) between agile and waterfall software development methodologies
  • Understands how teams work effectively to produce software and contributes appropriately
  • Understands and applies software design approaches and patterns and can interpret and implement a given design, compliant with security and maintainability requirements
  • Understands and responds to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Understands and applies the maths required to be a software developer (eg algorithms, logic and data structures)

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment
When will I attend?

This is mainly a work-based qualification with monthly online boot camps. 

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

 

What are the entry requirements?

You must hold a GCSE grade 4/C or above in maths and English or equivalent.

You must be employed in an IT related job role.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to the apprentice, please contact us for further information.