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Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Our Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship will guide and inspire the developer to interpret and build software as part of a larger team. Software developers will typically spend their days building and testing simple high quality code across various layers of a system. As part of this Level 4 Apprenticeship Software Development, the developer will learn how to interpret design documents and specifications, as well as customer briefs.

Any customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect, but it is crucial for the software developer to have awareness around these areas so they can produce high quality code in line with demand and expectations.

We offer individualised learning to each Apprentice and heavily involve the employer with all curriculum scoping to ensure that progress is meaningful. Alongside this, prior attainment is carefully considered from the start to ensure that time on programme is maximised. Our strong IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) ensures that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology, and that their future career progression is carefully mapped into their journey.

In addition, the curriculum scoping exercise provides an opportunity to review prior learning and completed qualifications, with the aim of personalising Apprenticeships to support and enhance your business, and therefore your Apprentices’ progress and progression.


Individual employers may set any entry requirements, which may include the following:

  • It is desirable that candidates would have achieved a level 2 in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above) prior to commencing their Apprenticeship training. Those Apprentices who are yet to achieve a level 2 in English and Maths will have the opportunity to complete these qualifications during their Apprenticeship. However, a level 2 must be achieved in these areas before they qualify for entry to their End Point Assessment (EPA).
  • Key Information

    Course Length
    24 to 27 Months

    Course Level
    Level 4

    Awarding Body

    Learning Method
    Workplace (direct delivery)

    For Individuals


    • Apprentices will gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification
    • Improve staff retention
    • Work in partnership with a nationally recognised training provider
    • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
    • Bespoke support to ensure Apprentices access high quality ‘off the job’ learning
    • See rapid improvements in employees' performance, productivity and behaviours that will benefit your organisation
    • Employees have access to unlimited support from a qualified trainer and a Learner Support Advisor (LSA) throughout their apprenticeship

    Cost and Funding Information

    Study this course

    Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship, Apprentices will develop a range of new knowledge, skills and behaviours which will add significant value to each Apprentices overall learning, progress and development. Examples include:


  • Different stages of the software development lifecycle
  • The differences between agile and waterfall software development methodologies
  • Understanding how teams work effectively to produce software
  • Applying different software design approaches and patterns in a business environment
  • The mathematical knowledge required to be a software developer
  • Skills:

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Using own initiative
  • Being organised
  • Behaviours:

  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • For Businesses

    With our combination of market-leading learning resources, exceptional customer service and award-winning LMS solutions, we are confident we can assist with your education and training delivery needs.

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    For Apprenticeships

    Our Apprenticeship programmes focus on improving business productivity and staff retention, while creating an efficient and skilled workforce. We can supply learning materials to support with the delivery of Apprenticeship standards.

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