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Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

Software Developer Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is designed for those working in a software developer role building and testing high-quality code. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. As part of this Apprenticeship Standard you will also achieve a Level 4 HNC in Computing and/or a Level 5 HND in Computing.

BCS IT

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: Individual employers will set the selection criteria; but this is likely to include A-Levels, a Level 3 Apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications or experience.

Course content


  • HNC in Computing
  • HND in Computing (optional)
  • Knowledge Module 1: Software Development Methodologies
  • Knowledge Module 2: Software Language


Assessment methods

On programme assessment – through a combination of Ofqual-regulated knowledge modules and specified vendor and professional qualifications. These must be passed before the end point assessment can take place.

End point assessment – The final end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on: a portfolio, a project, an employer reference and a structured interview with an Assessor.

Qualifications

You will gain the following qualification:

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion you could progress to a top-up degree.

Additional information

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

HNC
If you are able to attend college for one day a week this apprenticeship will take three years to complete.
If you are able to attend college two days a week it will take two years to complete.

HND
This will be two days a week for two years and then a further 6-12 months to prepare for the end point assessment.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291000.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 or 3 years Flexible In College – 2 days per week Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Cauldwell Street F2240

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Inclusion
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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