Software Developer Apprenticeship
The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers.
“The practical work and the chance to use the computer software in a more in-depth programme was the reason I chose the study at Newbury College. I enjoy being able to be creative in my learning.”
I chose Newbury College because it provided me with the right course in the specific area of IT I wanted to pursue. As an apprentice, the on-the-job training allowed me to fully immerse myself in the career I wanted and a work environment which taught me the skills I still use today. Since leaving the College I have worked for various companies around the South East including design agencies, print and digital marketing companies, start-ups and charities. I am delighted to currently be using my skills to support the local community at Apple Print Creative and Design as a Web Developer.
Apprentices will typically be working as part of a large 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.
Typical job roles of a Software Developer include Web Developer, Mobile App Developer and Games Develop.
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including Mathematics and English, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit, or NVQ 2, plus two Functional Skills at Level 2.
Software Developer Level 4 Apprenticeship
Achievement of this apprenticeship could lead to progression onto other higher education courses.
Apprentices need to produce an on-programme portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by a qualified assessor. End point assessment includes a Knowledge Test, a Competency based Interview, assessment of a Portfolio of evidence, assessment of a Work based Project followed by a presentation, a Professional Discussion.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this will require some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support the candidate through the apprenticeship.
Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.