Software Developer Level 4

Planning, building, testing and implementing software solutions

What is a Software Developer?

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.

Level 4

Advanced

Programme Duration

15-18 Months

Why do this apprenticeship?

Software developers are responsible for the websites, applications and games we use on a day to day basis. There is more demand than every for Software Developers with the salary ranging from £21,000 to over £64,000 for an experienced developer. 

This apprenticeship will provide you with all the skills to get into this in demand industry. 

Typical job roles include:

  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator

End point Assessment

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

1) Portfolio of work: As part of the end point assessment the learner will need to develop a portfolio of marketing activity over the course of the 15 month training period.

2) Knowledge Test: This is a 60 minute multiple choice test that will cover the knowledge gained over the duration of the apprenticeship.

3) Portfolio based Interview: The apprentice will take part in an interview to discuss their portfolio and the knowledge skills and behaviours they have acquired over the course of their apprenticeship.

4) Project presentation: The learner will need to create a presentation around a business improvement process and present this to the assessor. This will be followed by an in-depth Q&A session.

Training

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

Your training will include:

  • The software (development cycle SDLC)
  • Activities in the life cycle
  • Deliverables and accountabilities

Programming Using HTML and CSS (Microsoft Certification)

  • Overview of HTML and CSS
  • Creating and styling a HTML 5 page
  • Introduction to javascript
  • Validating data on HTML forms
  • Server communication: fetch API
  • Creating objects and methods by using javascript
  • Styling HTML5 by using CSS3
  • Creating interactive pages by using HTML5API’s
  • Offline Support to web applications
  • Implementing an adaptive user interface
  • Advanced graphics
  • 2d and 3d animations/transitions using CSS

How you learn

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

– Centre based/online learning

– Work based training

– One to one

– Online learning

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