Software Developer

About the course

The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. 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.

As a Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice you will develop how to apply practical knowledge to deliver software solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements. The training is delivered by industry specialists at our new Digital Skills Academy alongside one-to-one workplace assessment visits


Alongside demonstrating the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the role all Apprentices will complete the following core knowledge modules:

  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Software Language

Entry requirements 

You must be working in a role described above and should have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification, either a previous Level 3 Apprenticeship, A’ Levels or their equivalent. Maths and English at grade 4 or above is also required.

Equipment needed 

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next steps

You may consider progressing to a degree level Apprenticeship.