SOFTWARE DEVELOPER - LEVEL 4
This occupation is found across every sector, for example, Financial Services, Computer Gaming, Retail, Transport, Security and Defence in organisations ranging from large multinationals, public sector bodies and government projects developing multi-billion-pound software solutions to support key projects to small consultancy firms designing bespoke software solutions for clients.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to understand a client's requirements as provided in design specifications and then build and test high-quality code solutions to deliver the best outcome.
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
For example, a software developer may work on transport ticketing systems, traffic light control systems, customer-facing websites, and bespoke asset management systems.
In a computer gaming context, a software developer may work with a creative digital design team to give life to the team's ideas by delivering effective code to provide an attractive gaming experience.
In a retail context a software developer may work on delivering coding solutions to deliver online retail opportunities for businesses that provide a responsive and secure trading environment for customers to purchase goods and interact with the retailer.
TYPICAL JOB ROLES
Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification, and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING
The course is delivered through blended learning. The course will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and technical competencies to write code, develop user interface, test, analyse and deploy into enterprise environments.
At the end of the course, learners will have the knowledge and understanding of developing software solutions across the full software development life cycle from research and development, through continuous improvement, to product/service retirement.
EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:
Fujitsu, Exclaimer , FRFL, Risual, Lloyds Bank, Autotrader, DEFRA
FEES: Fully Funded for Apprentices 16-18 yrs
Employer contribution: 5% for Apprentices 19 yrs+
DURATION: 24 Months