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Software Developer

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

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Course Level

Level 4

Course Duration

15 - 18 months

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Whats involved.

Course Overview

Our Level 4 Software Developer programme is designed to equip employees with the knowledge and skills to build and test top-level code across front end, logic and database layers. This programme will enable growth and introduce brand new skills to your workforce.

During the 15 month programme, Software Developers will cover topics allowing them to support a business’ needs by identifying and understanding the end-user of the software and assisting developers to ensure the software is operating effectively and supporting your business decisions.

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Whats involved.

What will you learn?

Module 1

Software Development Methodologies

In this module, the learner will learn to operate at all of the stages of the Software Development Lifecycle, understand the difference between agile and sequential software development methodologies.

Module 2


This module covers the range of concepts, approaches, and techniques that are applicable to software development including software design, design patterns, data structures/collections, and program control.


Where next?

Progression opportunities

All of the courses we offer at GBS Apprenticeships are aimed to help progress your continuous professional development.

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a Network Engineer. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you may consider progressing to a Team Leader apprenticeship, an alternative higher apprenticeship or additional professional qualifications and training.

What now?

Can I apply for this course?

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically include completion of a previous apprenticeship and Level 3 and five GCSEs at Grace C or higher.

Some of the requirements may be:

  • Typically completed a previous apprenticeship at Level 3.
  • Have five GCSEs at Grace C or higher.
  • Have been a resident in the UK/ Level 5 EEA/EU for the last 3 years.
  • Have Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.


How apprenticeships work for Employers?

From the outset, we communicate with you to find out exactly what your organizational requirements are, then find the best fit for the business and an individual who will bring value to the role instantly.


We want to engage with you

We will meet you in the first instance to find out exactly what your business needs from an apprentice, whilst ensuring that you have all the information you need from the outset.


Free recruitment

We will source high quality candidates that not only meet your organizational needs, but have the best personality fit and abilities to contribute to your office dynamics.


Ongoing support

Not only will we induct the apprentice, but we will offer ongoing support to both your business and the learner. We hold regular one-to-one sessions with our apprentices to ensure they are on the right track.


Delivery is important

We are versatile in our approach to teaching as we know every business has different needs, so we offer both academy-style support on a weekly basis, as well as distance-learning in the form of webinars.

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