Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Software Developer

Apply From: 23rd of July 2019
Application Deadline:
Salary:
Start Date: 1st of September 2020

Overview

This apprenticeship programme will provide you with the skills required to fulfil the primary responsibilities of a software developer. You will learn how to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers, and will begin to interpret design documentation and specifications.

Aims

The primary role of a software developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. As a developer, you will typically work as part of a larger team, in which you will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. 
Developers are required to interpret design documentation and specifications. The customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect. 

This higher apprenticeship has been mapped to the Software Developer Apprenticeship Standard and includes a recognised Level 5 (New College Durham Foundation Degree in Software Development) qualification in addition to the work based learning competencies that will be achieved in the work place. 

You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as a higher apprentice. 

Entry Criteria

Your employer will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include the following: 

  • A-Levels
  • Completion of a Level 3 apprenticeship programme in a relevant subject.
  • Or other relevant qualifications
  • Relevant experience
  • And/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.


Standard Entry criteria: 

  • 4 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including maths & English (or equivalent qualifications e.g. BTEC Level 2 Diploma with maths and English Functional Skills at Level 2) or a commitment to study GCSE maths and English alongside the programme. International applicants require a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band.
  • You must attend an interview with the curriculum team (international applicants via internet (e.g. Skype).
  • 48 UCAS points (or you could hold a combination of qualifications which show you can be successful on this programme)
  • A personal statement
  • Participation in induction activities to assess standard of academic writing in English.


Non-standard entry criteria: 

  • Evidence of relevant experience that demonstrates you will succeed on this programme.
  • A personal statement must be provided.
  • Attend a successful interview with two members of the curriculum team.
  • Participation in induction activities to assess standard of academic writing in English.
  • Participation in basic and key skills builder (BKSB) assessments to establish level of maths, English and ICT skills (applicable where no formal qualifications in computing and/or IT related subjects and/or work experience in a computing or IT related job role can be evidenced)
  • A commitment to study GCSE maths and English alongside the programme if needed (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).

What next?

You could progress to work as a Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.

 

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