The 18-month apprenticeship aims for learners to build simple applications for use in larger software developments
On Programme Qualifications:
Software Development Context and Methodologies
Apprentices will have their knowledge and technical understanding formally assessed at relevant times during their apprenticeship. These assessments will be via approved vendor or professional qualification(s) and regulated knowledge modules.
Possible progression route would include:
Software Developer Level 4 apprenticeship
Job roles such as:
Software Development Technician, Junior Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer, Junior Mobile App Developer, Junior Games Developer, Junior Software Developer, Junior Application Support Analyst, Junior Programmer, Assistant Programmer, Automated Test Developer
- Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
- Applicants are required to have gained a Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE Grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.
- If you do not have a grade 9 to 4 in English and / or Maths (grade A-C for previous GCSE measures) you will be required to continue studying these subjects.
This qualification is assessed through:
A five-day assessment written around a chosen topic area.
This provides evidence against the standard based on the application of knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to real projects in the work environment.
A written statement from the employer with their conclusion on how the apprentice has performed in the workplace and how they have applied their knowledge, skills and behaviours across allocated projects throughout the apprenticeship.
Interview with external industry specialist
This provides an opportunity for further evidence to be gathered or explored in more detail. The conversation will be steered towards the specific knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out in the standard.
The topic areas covered are:
Software Development Methodologies
The core behaviours the apprentice will develop include: Logical and creative thinking skills, Problem solving skills, Ability to work independently and to take responsibility, A thorough and organised approach, Ability to work with a range of internal and external people, Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment