Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship Level 4
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.
Apprentices will attend college one day per week for two college years. Apprentices will work in an IT environment four days per week to support college training.
Please note to complete an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to find an employer vacancy. If you do not have an employer, the below links are useful places to find an apprenticeship:
South Devon College is committed to supporting all interested students in finding an employer and offer careers guidance, CV writing skills and interview techniques to help support your search for an apprenticeship.
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
- Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. A previous Level 3 IT qualification would be advantageous.
Client-Side Web Development
Secure Application Development
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. 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. Typical Job Roles: Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer. The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.
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This course costs: £0.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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