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Software Development Technician Apprenticeship

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.

As a Software Development Technician, you 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. You will also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality.

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Study Location
18 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
1 day / fortnight/month (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally, candidates will have 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths or equivalent. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • At least a Level 2 in IT/Computer Science
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Software and Project development life-cycles
  • Principles of effective teamwork to produce software
  • Fundamentals of software design approaches and patterns
  • Key principles of software testing frameworks and methodologies
  • Processes and protocols used to ensure internet security, including concepts of security assurance
  • Software development approaches for example object-oriented, event-driven or procedural
  • Write simple code for discrete software components
  • Solve logical problems
  • Develop user interfaces
  • Apply and maintain procedures and security controls to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Use simple debugging techniques, such as interactive debugging, print debugging, remotedebugging
  • Apply algorithms, logic and data structures in a supported context
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Work independently
  • Team player
  • Work collaboratively
  • Committed to continuous professional development

What's Next?


  • Software Development Technician
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Application Developer
  • Junior Programmer
  • Junior Mobile App Developer
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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