New Apprenticeships Software Development Technician

This Level 3 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 12 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a software development technician role.

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A software development technician typically works as part of a software development team, to build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. They will interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component. The software development technician will also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality.

Typical job roles include:
software development technician, junior developer, junior web developer, junior application developer, junior mobile app developer, junior games developer, junior software developer, junior application support analyst, junior programmer, assistant programmer and automated test developer.

Mandatory requirement

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

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