Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)
Part Time/Level 4/Truro College
Who is the course for?
As a Software Developer you would be required to build and test simple, high-quality code across front
end, logic and database layers. You will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which you will
have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. You 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.
This apprenticeship programme could be for new or existing staff who will need to demonstrate
expertise in the technical side of their role. You will develop strong problem-solving skills and a good
grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It is essential that you are able
to work independently but also operate as an effective team member, have good customer handling
skills and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.
Benefits of Apprenticeship:
Achieving the Level 4 Apprenticeship: Software Developer will enable you to:
– Learn, develop and practise the skills required for continued employment and progression
– Be recognised as a highly skilled individual
– Gain a qualification that is valued by employers across the Software Development sector
– Understand and utilise skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments
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 to apply for registration.
It is expected that it will take two years for you to attain the required level of competence in the
Candidates joining this apprenticeship programme would usually have a minimum of 3 A Levels at
grade A* – D or a relevant Level 3 Qualification. Employers may vary the entry requirements in order to
better meet their organisation’s needs.
Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point
Taught Sessions at College (1 day a week):
You will be given the opportunity to gain the following industry recognised professional qualifications:
– BCS Systems Development Essentials
– At least one another software development qualification
Within the workplace you will be given the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work demonstrating and
evidencing your development of skills, knowledge and competence.
What next? Employment as a Junior or Senior Software Developer
For more details or to apply please visit http://ols.mis.truro-penwith.ac.uk/WCFWebSite/Admissions/courseDetails.aspx?from=tpc&id=201000010250902