Level 4 Trailblazer Apprenticeship
Who should take this Apprenticeship?
The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.
Typical job roles
Upon completion of this Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to progress into the following:
- Software Tester
- Software Test Analyst
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs; A levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths.
Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.
Apprentices must achieve one internationally recognised vendor or professional qualification, from the right hand column in the table below. This then exempts the Ofqual-regulated knowledge module, 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: Testing Tools (for Level 4 Software Tester Apprenticeship)||ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level|
|Knowledge Module 2: Testing Concepts (for Level 4 Software Tester Apprenticeship)||ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level|
BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
Individual employers will select which vendor or professional qualification the apprentice should take.
The Software Tester 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