Software Development Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3

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Introduction to the course

Our Level 3 Software Development Technician programme is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to develop as a Software Development Technician within a business; supporting productivity through the use of software. Participants will learn a range of skills from developing an App to working as part of a larger software development team, allowing them to meet the needs of the business.

During the programme, Software Development Technician apprentices will cover topics allowing them to support a business’s needs by identifying and understanding the end user of your software and assisting development to ensure that software is operating effectively and supporting business decisions.

Modules

Module 1: Software Development Context and Methodologies

This knowledge module covers the concepts and techniques of software development including context and methodologies. Learners will then be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a variety of work-based situations.

Module 2: Programming

This module covers the range of concepts, approaches and techniques of software development and programming. It requires learners to showcase their knowledge and understanding of programming through workplace tasks and projects including the impact of software development and programming can have on the wider business context.

Assessment

Once learners have completed and passed their exams, they will progress to the end point assessment when their performance, knowledge and skills will be assessed against specified criteria. They will need a reference from their employer and will be required to put together a portfolio of evidence and present it at an interview with the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). Learners will also require English and Mathematics at Level 2 before completing their Apprenticeship.

Future job roles

  • Software development technician
  • Junior developer
  • Web Developer
  • Application developer
  • Games developer
  • Software development Technician

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