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Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This apprenticeship programme can be started at any time and will run for 18 months

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs (especially English, mathematics and a science or technology subject); other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

You will achieve

Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Last updated: 19th June 2019

Course overview

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

Course content

Logic:

  • writes simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications)
  • Security: applies appropriate secure development principles to specific software components all stages of development
  • Development support: applies industry standard approaches for configuration management and version control to manage code during build and release
  • Data: makes simple connections between code and defined data sources as specified Test: functionally tests that the deliverables for that component have been met or not
  • Analysis: follows basic analysis models such as use cases and process maps
  • Development lifecycle: supports the Software Developers at the build and test stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Quality: follows organisational and industry good coding practices (including those for naming, commenting etc.)

Problem solving:

  • Solves logical problems, seeking assistance when required (including appropriate mathematical application)
  • Responds to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Communication: clearly articulates the role and function of software components to a variety of stakeholders (including end users, supervisors etc.)
  • Operates appropriately in their own business’s, their customers’ and the industry’s environments
  • User Interface: develops user interfaces as appropriate to the organisations development standards and the type of component being developed

 

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane site

What can I do next?

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians upon confirming an appropriate SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship would then be eligible to apply for registration.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship