Software Developer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Software Developer

Who should take this Apprenticeship?

The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A 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 by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

Typical job roles

Upon completion of this Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to progress into the following:

  • Typical Job Roles
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Qualification Structure

Apprentices must achieve one internationally recognised vendor or professional qualification, from the right hand column in the table below. This then exempts one of the Ofqual-regulated knowledge modules, as shown in the left hand column.

The knowledge modules are summarised below and further details are available in the occupational brief available from the Tech Partnership at

www.thetechpartnership.com/apprenticeship/softwaredeveloper

Knowledge ModulesProfessional Qualifications
Knowledge Module 1: Software Development Methodologies (for Level 4 Software Development Apprenticeship)BCS Systems Development Essentials
Knowledge Module 2: Software Language (for Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship)Cloud certified developer apache
Hadoop
C++
PHP
Drupal
Oracle SQL Developer
Oracle Java Certified
MCP.net
MTA/MCP programming in HTML5 with
Javascript and CSS3
C#

 

Individual employers will select which vendor or professional qualification the apprentice should take.

Additional Skills

The Software Developer Apprenticeship underpins the following skills, attitudes & 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

Duration

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.

Level

This is a level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

How to Apply

You can email info@hunterconsultancy.co.uk or call 0115 822 6577 to apply or for more information on the apprenticeship.

February 23, 2017