Software Development Apprenticeships

What is Software Development?

If you love wrapping your mind around code and getting stuck into exciting projects then this is the pathway for you.

Our Web and Software Development Apprenticeships are available at both Level 3 and Level 4 so can be tailored to your previous experience and qualifications.

Whether you see yourself making it in a small start-up or large corporate company – we will have the right employer for you, and you will earn a real wage whilst you learn. An Apprenticeship will show you everything need to know about the industry with well-respected qualifications gained at the end of the programme.

Software Development Qualifications

If Web and Software Development is the field you would like to break into, then this Apprenticeship will fast-track your way there. Our Level 3 pathway has a typical duration of 16 months, during which time you will learn;

Level 3 Software Development Technician

Qualifications can vary depending on your role, but will include;

  • HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Java, ASP.Net, MVC and the software life cycle depending on the job role.

Level 4 Software Developer

Our Level 4 pathway has a typical duration of 20 months, during which time you will learn;

  • BCS Systems Development Essentials (Knowledge Module 1).
  • Cloud certified developer apache, Hadoop, C++, PHP, Drupal, Oracle SQL Developer, Oracle Java Certified, MCP.net, MTA/MCP programme in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, C# (Knowledge Module 2).

Both Level 3 Software Development Technician and Level 4 Software Developer pathways are recognised for entry onto the BCS Register of IT Technicians upon confirming an appropriate SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship would then be eligible to apply for registration.

Where it Will Take You

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the typical salary for a Level 3 Software Development Technician is £18-32,000 (Total Jobs).

What our candidates say about us

I have been learning every step of the way. The experiences I got were crazy, I worked alongside Virgin Media and helped create designs for them. It has definitely given me the confidence to believe in my work.

Stefan Nicotra Apprentice @ Squawka

I think it’s great how much support you receive on the programme. University is nothing compared to real work experience. Technology is moving fast, and by the time of graduation, knowledge will most probably be outdated.

Kierrah Apprentice

An Apprenticeship was the better option for me and got me into the IT industry. I have a broad range of responsibilities now, and being able to use programming languages fluently is fantastic. It’s fun, creative and I now see myself as a Project Manager.

Wayne Donaghy Former Apprentice

Entry Requirements

If you love wrapping your mind around code and getting stuck into exciting projects then this is the pathway for you. The best candidates will work well as part of a team, showing intiative and the ability to prioritse efficiently.

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include 5 GCSEs and/or A Levels, a Level 2 apprenticeship; or other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

For Level 4 apprenticeships you’ll need Level 3 qualifications, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, BTEC National or a Level 3 Apprenticeship. Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.

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