Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship (FCMP)

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
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What will you be working towards?

Code BC219
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Want to learn how to develop software? Then join us on our exciting Software Development Technician Apprenticeship.

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 and as part of larger software development projects.

They will interpret simple design requirements and include implementing code, which they and other team members have developed, to produce the required component or software solution.

The Software Development Technician will also be engaged in testing specific components that meet intended functionality and will follow the standards and procedures of the software development lifecycle and its protocols.

Details

Love Programming? Then join us and make an exciting start to your career as a Software Development Technician. Interpreting simple design requirements and understanding what’s required and how you’re going to create it, is all part of the journey to becoming a strong software developer. Our Software Developer Technician apprenticeship equips learners with the technical skills they need to build competency within their role, developing a core set of technical and academic skills. This covers an array of subject areas such as: Logic: writing simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications) Security: applying appropriate and secure development principles to specific software components all stages of development Development support: applying industry standard approaches for configuration management and version control to manage code during build and release Data Integration: simplifying connections between code and defined data sources as specified Testing: testing deliverables for errors and fit-for-purpose Analysis: following basic analysis models such as use cases and process maps Development lifecycle: understanding and implementing different methodologies (where required) Quality: following organisational and industry good coding practices (including those for naming, commenting etc.) Additional skills developed and learnt on this standard include: Problem solving Understanding business context and market environments Responding to the business environment and change Improving Communication


Love Programming? Then join us and make an exciting start to your career as a Software Development Technician.

Interpreting simple design requirements and understanding what’s required and how you’re going to create it, is all part of the journey to becoming a strong software developer.

Our Software Developer Technician apprenticeship equips learners with the technical skills they need to build competency within their role, developing a core set of technical and academic skills. This covers an array of subject areas such as:

  • Logic: writing simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications)
  • Security: applying appropriate and secure development principles to specific software components all stages of development
  • Development support: applying industry standard approaches for configuration management and version control to manage code during build and release
  • Data Integration: simplifying connections between code and defined data sources as specified
  • Testing: testing deliverables for errors and fit-for-purpose
  • Analysis: following basic analysis models such as use cases and process maps
  • Development lifecycle: understanding and implementing different methodologies (where required)
  • Quality: following organisational and industry good coding practices (including those for naming, commenting etc.)


Additional skills developed and learnt on this standard include:

  • Problem solving
  • Understanding business context and market environments
  • Responding to the business environment and change
  • Improving Communication

How will it be delivered?

On Programme Assessment will include a mixture of:

Practical demonstrations

Work based projects

Written assessments

Portfolio

Observations

End Point Assessment

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels, a Level 2 Apprenticeship, other relevant qualifications and experience, or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

Your next steps...

You can progress onto higher level degree and/or apprenticeship study or apply for a vast array of digital roles that 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.