Building and testing simple, high-quality code for software.
4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)
- Typical length
- 24 months
- Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have one of the following:
- A levels
- a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification
- relevant experience or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths
- What apprentices will learn
- software development lifecycle and methodologies
- writing code in at least one language and creating a user interface for at least one channel
- linking code to databases
- problem solving, testing code and analysing results to correct errors
- design: creating data models and software designs
- analysis: understanding and creating basic analysis artefacts
- deployment: building, managing and deploying code into enterprise environments
- applying maths (algorithms, logic and data structures) in software development
Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
- Professional registration
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians at Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) level 3.