Level 3

Software Development Technician


18 months


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+


Digital & IT

Software Development Technicians typically work as part of a team. They build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the software development team as part of larger software development projects.

They 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.

The Software Development Technician will also be engaged in testing to ensure that the specific component meets its intended functionality.

You'll usually need 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and a science or technology subject to join the apprenticeship.

Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience - or the passing of an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the BCS Register of IT Technicians.

Complete the programme and you'll be eligible to apply for registration.

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