SOFTWARE DEVELOPER LEVEL 4 APPRENTICESHIP
The main purpose of the Software Developer is to work as part of a software development team to build simple software components. They will interpret simple design requirements and will use code which other team members have developed to develop the required component.
This is a Level 4 apprenticeship.
Typically, 18-24 months.
This is for employees already working in software development roles, whether newly recruited or already employed. Newly recruited employees should ideally hold a Level 3 Software Development Technician apprenticeship or equivalent qualification on entry.
Typical job roles
Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer
Learning modules are certified by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT
Includes industry recognised qualifications - Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA
In addition to their apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
Learning modules include: Software Development Methodologies, Software Language
Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey
Regular one to one workplace visits
Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles
24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning
Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands
Upon completion, apprentices can progress onto Senior Developer roles. The apprenticeship also links with the knowledge and skills required for the Digital and Technology Solutions professional apprenticeship standard.
Funding and financial support
Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while a range of government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances.
Download the Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship brochure for apprentices.
Download the Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship brochure for employers.