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.

Candidates for this course should be working in a related sector.

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. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

Training and assessment fee £15,000.00

Levy employers 100% contribution required.
Non-levy employers Co-invested government contribution 95% Employer 5% £750
Apprentices must not incur any costs

Employer Incentive for Hiring a new Apprentice apprenticeships.gov.uk/employers/financial-incentives

 You could receive up to £4000 If you hire an apprentice before 31st January 2022, as part of the Government’s plan to support employers during the economic recovery.

All ages Covid 19 Incentive £3000.00
16-18 Permanent incentive £1000.00

1. The apprentice must be a new hire holding a contract of employment with start date no earlier than 01/04/2021
2. The apprentice must not have been previously employed by the same employer within the previous 6 months of the start date

National Insurance Contributions are not required by employers with apprentices under the age of 25 earning less than £827 a week.