Level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship
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
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.
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
|Knowledge Modules||Professional 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|
Oracle SQL Developer
Oracle Java Certified
MTA/MCP programming in HTML5 with
Individual employers will select which vendor or professional qualification the apprentice should take.
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
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.
This is a level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship.
How to Apply
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 822 6577 to apply or for more information on the apprenticeship.
admin February 23, 2017