SOFTWARE DEVELOPER - LEVEL 4

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER LEVEL 4

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

A software developer's primary role 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 straight forward 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 team members, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

TYPICAL JOB ROLES

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

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.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING

The course is delivered to learners place of business at the employer's site. They will learn a range of technical competencies, to write code, develop user interface, test, anyalsie and demploy into enterprise enrionemnts and gain the knowledge and understanding of the software development lifecycle.

Apprentices must achieve one internationally recognised vendor or professional qualification, from the right-hand column in the table below. This then exempts one of the Ofqual-regulated knowledge modules, as shown in the left-hand column. Individual employers will select which vendor or professional qualification the apprentice should take.

Knowledge Modules

Vendor or Professional Qualifications

Knowledge Module 1: Software Development Methodologies

BCS Systems Development essentials

Knowledge Module 2: Software Language

Cloud certified developer apache

Hadoop

C++ PHP Drupal

Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle Java Certified

MCP.net

MTA/MCP programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3

C#

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

■ Summative portfolio of work

■ Synoptic project

■ Employer reference

■ Interview

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 for registration.

EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:

IBM, Accenture, BA, BT, Capgemini, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, John Lewis, Lloyds, Microsoft, NCA, The Royal Signals, Telefonica, The Test Factory, Virgin Media, Visa, BCS - Chartered Institute of IT.

FEES: Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs Employer contribution 5% 19+

DURATION: 24 Months