Software Developer Apprenticeship Level 4 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Home of Digital Technologies Training is where individuals and all industries gain the digital skills needed to succeed and thrive, through outstanding and aspirational teaching, learning and skills development. It creates exciting partnerships between learners, employers and the community, with plans to develop Somerset into the country’s leading region for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

The Software Developer role is to understand a client’s requirements as provided in design specifications and then build and test high-quality code solutions to deliver the best outcome. The role involves:

  • Interacting with internal and external stakeholders (to understand their needs and test the developed software developed)
  • Interpreting design documentation and specifications
  • Developing software solutions across the full software development life cycle from research and
  • Development, through continuous improvement, to product/service retirement working both autonomously and as part of wider teams

Learners will infill on the University Centre Somerset foundation degree programme which has been awarded higher Technical Qualification status, HTQ status is a quality mark by the Institute for Aprrenticeships and Technical Education to indicate their alignment to employer-led occupational standards. This will also give learners the option upon completion to also acquire a foundation degree and potentially progress onto a BSc programme.

Assessment Methods

  • Work based project with questioning
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Overarching grade of fail, pass, merit or distinction

Progression Options

  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

Course Summary

Course Title Software Developer Apprenticeship Level 4
Entry Requirements

  • Employer set – for confidence that the apprenticeship is right for the
    individual to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the

  • A levels or equivalent

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

  • English and maths at level 2

Attendance Requirements You will attend College for one full day a week.
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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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