Guidance

Apprenticeship standard: software developer (approved for delivery)

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the digital industries sector.

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a software developer

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Assessment plan for a software developer

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Detail

These documents are relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is ready to use.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the software developer standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: Helen.West@thetechpartnership.com.

The standard for a software developer was developed by:

  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • BA
  • BT
  • Capgemini
  • Cisco
  • Fujitsu
  • HP
  • John Lewis
  • Lloyds
  • Microsoft
  • NCA
  • The Royal Signals
  • Telefonica
  • The Test Factory
  • Virgin Media
  • Visa
  • BCS - Chartered Institute of IT.

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 6

Maximum core government contribution: £18,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.