Based on Employer and Training Provider feedback for more realistic work-related tasks, we’ve designed and created flexible Synoptic Projects.  

Allowing Software Developer apprentices to utilise their preferred software development tools and language and designed to support the demonstration of key competencies to support their summative portfolio.  

EPA Gateway  

We accept all recognised Ofqual regulated knowledge modules and mandated professional certification as listed in the latest version of the Apprenticeship Standard. 

Register your organisation and apprentices with us to access our EPA preparation materials.

Apprenticeship Overview   

A level 4 apprenticeship, for individuals building and testing simple, high-quality code for software. 


Typical duration to gateway (I.e. excluding EPA period): 24 months  

Maximum funding: £18000  

Entry Criteria   

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths. 

Link to Standard & Assessment Plan 

Occupational Brief

NOTE – For starts after 1st June 2021, please navigate to Revised Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship Standard