Course overview

Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Level 3 qualification supports students employer in software development roles.

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, building 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.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for apprentices aged 16+, who may already be employed as a software development technician.

What you'll learn

You will learn a broad range of skills essential to software development such as logic, security, development support, data, analysis and development life cycle.

Course entry requirements

For entry onto this apprenticeship you will need five GCSEs including English, Maths and a Science or Technology subject, or to have completed a relevant Level 2 apprenticeship.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 18 months. You will carry out activities to assess your knowledge throughout the course, and complete an end point assessment to gain your qualification.

Future career and study opportunities

Possible careers 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.

Additional costs

If you are aged 16-24 and without a full Level 3 qualification, this course is likely to be free. Please contact us for further information.

If you are aged 19+ with one or more Level 3 qualifications, you are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

You may be eligible for a Higher Education student loan. Student Finance can be contacted on 0300 100 0607.

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