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Software Development Technician

Building simple applications for use in larger software developments.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have either:

  • five GCSEs (especially English, maths and a science or technology subject)
  • other relevant qualifications and experience
  • an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills
What apprentices will learn
  • writing simple code for apps
  • principles of good user interface design
  • applying industry standards to manage code during build and release
  • using basic analysis models such as using cases and process maps
  • unit testing
  • knowledge module 1: software development context and methodologies (for level 3 software development technician)
  • knowledge module 2: programming (for level 3 software development technician)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices are eligible to register on the Register of IT Technicians once they achieve Skills Framework of the Information Age level 3 professional.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
The Education and Care Qualification Network 08438860123
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 01793 417417
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.