New apprenticeships Software Developer
This new level 4 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 24 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a software developer role.
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.
In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve a:
- minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English
- minimum of Level 1 Maths and attempt Level 2 Maths.