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Apprenticeship training course

Software developer (level 4)

Building and testing simple, high-quality code for software.

Qualification level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Digital
Maximum funding
£18,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Application developer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • create logical and maintainable code
  • develop effective user interfaces
  • link code to data sets
  • test code and analyse results to correct errors found using unit testing
  • conduct a range of test types, such as Integration, System, User Acceptance, Non-Functional, Performance and Security testing.
  • identify and create test scenarios
  • apply structured techniques to problem solving, debug code and understand the structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues
  • create simple software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program
  • create analysis artefacts, such as use cases and/or user stories
  • build, manage and deploy code into the relevant environment
  • apply an appropriate software development approach according to the relevant paradigm (for example object oriented, event driven or procedural)
  • follow software designs and functional or technical specifications
  • follow testing frameworks and methodologies
  • follow company, team or client approaches to continuous integration, version and source control
  • communicate software solutions and ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • apply algorithms, logic and data structures
  • interpret and implement a given design whist remaining compliant with security and maintainability requirements

Full information on Software developer (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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