Apprenticeships at L&F

Software Developer Level 4

 

Course Summary

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

A software developer in a medium to large organisation 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. In a smaller enterprise a software developer may be working as the only developer on a project but under direct supervision. A software developer will interpret design documentation and specifications provided by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

In their daily work, a Software Developer interacts with internal and external parties including users/customers (to understand their needs and test the software developed through user testing) and team members from a range of specialist fields including designers, developers, engineers, analysts and project/delivery managers (to ensure the effective implementation of software solutions).

 

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. The 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.

Desired Skills

  • Create logical and maintainable code

  • Develop effective user interfaces

  • Link code to data sets

  • Identify and create test scenarios

  • Create software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program

Qualification

Software Developer Level 4

Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)

Course Duration

24 Months 

Salary

National Apprenticeship Wage of £4.30

Progression

Having successfully completed this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to the following:

  • Operations or Departmental Manager Level 5

  • Digital Marketer Level 6 (Integrated Degree)

  • Full time position for the right candidate

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