A level 3 apprenticeship, for individuals who will be typically working as part of a software development team, to build 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.
Their primary role is to interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of projects under supervision.
They will typically be implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component and then testing it, to ensure it meets its intended functionality.
Typical duration to gateway (i.e. excluding EPA period): 18 months
Maximum funding: £15000
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs (especially English, mathematics and a science or technology subject); other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.
There are two mandated knowledge modules for this Apprenticeship Standard.
Although you may want to utilise professional vendor certification that has been mapped to the knowledge components listed in the Apprenticeship Standard, you will not be able to use apprenticeship funding to pay for the certification.
All Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours will be assessed in the End-point Assessment by reviewing the evidence submitted in the Summative Portfolio, Employer Reference and Synoptic Project and then discussed during the Professional Discussion.
Working with Employer’s and Training Provider’s we have created realistic and flexible work-related Synoptic Projects.
These allow the Software Development Technician apprentices to utilise the real-work skills and knowledge and designed to support the demonstration the key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours assessed during the End-point Assessment.
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