Software Development Technician

The aim of this Software Development Technician apprenticeship is to provide the skills and knowledge required to begin a career in software development. This allows the learner to gain an understanding of the tools and methodologies used by software developers. Learners will gain an appreciation of the concepts, approaches and techniques of programming and will apply these to simple software components used by teams within their organisation and their customer base. Software development technicians will also be engaged with software testing to ensure that components meet the required specifications and intended functionality.

This programme is at Level 3.

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Course Content:

The modules your apprentice will complete as part of this apprenticeship are:

BCS Level 3 Certificate in Software Development Context and Methodologies (Part 1 & 2) Includes Exam

  • Software Development Environment, Roles and Structure
  • Software Development Processes

BCS Level 3 Certificate in Programming (Part 1, 2 & 3) Includes Exam

  • Software Development Requirements
  • Developing Code Using Good Practices & Logic
  • Software Data, Interfaces & Security

Apprentices will also complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which includes: External Assessment, Synoptic Project, and Interview.

The training is delivered using a variety of methods, including Online
Live, workshops and self study. Apprentices will receive assessor contact every 6 weeks which will be a full progress review, we encourage all managers and mentors to participate in this progress review.

Towards the end of the apprenticeship the assessor will provide final contact sessions to prepare your apprentice for EPA.

Courses will run typically every 5-8 weeks, and the order of the modules
can be subject to change. Following completion of the Software Development Environment, and Software Development Process modules, there will be one exam, and then following completion of the remaining three modules, there will be another exam.

Duration: 12-15 Months | Training 5 Weeks
Training Method: Online Live and Workshops

Baltic Training do not deliver training in isolation. In addition to the experience gained through meaningful employment the apprentice will develop key business skills which will strengthen their employability within any chosen path.

Learners enrolled onto this programme are able to progress onto our higher apprenticeships, either Software Developer or Software Tester.

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