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

Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on programme through Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules.  These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.

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.

All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you have experience or previous knowledge that will support your application please remember to include it.

Funding is available depending on your circumstances.
FREE if you are either:

Aged 16-18
Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £17,004.00
Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits and looking to gain employment.