Software Development Technician
Building simple applications for use in larger software developments.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 12 months
- Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have either:
- five GCSEs (especially English, maths and a science or technology subject)
- other relevant qualifications and experience
- an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills
- What apprentices will learn
- writing simple code for apps
- principles of good user interface design
- applying industry standards to manage code during build and release
- using basic analysis models such as using cases and process maps
- unit testing
- knowledge module 1: software development context and methodologies (for level 3 software development technician)
- knowledge module 2: programming (for level 3 software development technician)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices are eligible to register on the Register of IT Technicians once they achieve Skills Framework of the Information Age level 3 professional.