SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP
The main purpose of the Software Development Technician is to work as part of a software development team, building simple software components (web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other member of the team as part of a larger software development projects.
This is a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Typically, 12-15 months.
This is for employees working in junior software development or testing roles, whether newly recruited or already employed. Newly recruited employees should ideally hold a Level 3 or equivalent qualification on entry.
Typical job roles
Software Development Technician, Junior Developer, Web Developer, Application Support Analyst, Assistant Programmer
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 Context and Methodologies, Programming
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 move onto roles such as Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer, Software Test Analyst.
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 Development Technician Level 3 brochure for apprentices.
Download the Software Development Technician Level 3 brochure for employers.