Software Development Technician

As a software development technician, you will build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other team members as part of larger software development projects.

With this qualification, you will learn crucial skills from developing an app to writing code for discrete software components and how to keep accurate test records and reports. 

This level 3 course will help you thrive in roles such as Junior Software Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer, Assistant Programmer and Automated Test Developer.

Course Content


The software developer technician apprenticeship programme is designed to equip employees with the knowledge and skills to develop as a software technician within any business, supporting productivity through the use of software. They will learn a range of skills, from developing an app to working as part of a larger software development team, allowing them to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices will be able to write simple code for discrete software components, following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications).


Note down the outcomes of tests and keep accurate test records and reports; compare test results against expected results and acceptance criteria and through traceability to requirement.


Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
  • Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

18 months

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