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.

Entry requirements

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


Blue tick bullet Learning modules are certified by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Blue tick bullet Includes industry recognised qualifications - Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA

Blue tick bullet In addition to their apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Programme overview

Blue tick bullet Learning modules include: Software Development Context and Methodologies, Programming

Blue tick bullet Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey

Blue tick bullet Regular remote sessions using Microsoft Teams

Blue tick bullet Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles

Blue tick bullet 24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning

Blue tick bullet Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands

Progression opportunities

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. 

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