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Software Developer - Higher Apprenticeship - Level 4

Software Developer - Higher Apprenticeship - Level 4

Overview

The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. The customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

Professional Recognition

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths. (English & Mathematics at grade 4 or above are mandatory).

How long is the course?

The duration of this apprenticeship is a minimum of 24 months.

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How will I be assessed?

Your apprenticeship will be assessed in a variety of ways including external examinations, observations, reflective journals and work place assessments.

You will be assessed on:

  • Technical Competencies
  • Technical Knowledge and Understanding
  • Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

After completing all training you will be entered for EPA which consists of 4 parts:

  • Submission of a portfolio of work completed during your apprenticeship
  • Synoptic Project
  • Interview or Professional Discussion
  • Detailed reference from your employer

What does the course lead to?

Typical Job Roles

  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer.

What will I study?

Full details of this apprenticeship standard can be found at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/software-developer/

How do I apply?

For more information contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email: enquiries@wnc.ac.uk

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