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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
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 01793 417417
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
The Education and Care Qualification Network 08438860123
More Information

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