Software Developer Apprenticeship Level 4

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This programme will involve creating and testing simple and high-quality code to develop software.

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Course Information

As an apprentice you will work as a software developer to create and test simple and high-quality across front-end, logic and database layers. You will likely work as part of a larger team and will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. In addition, you will interpret design documentation and specifications.


Benefits / Skills

  • Writing high-quality code with sound syntax
  • Developing user interfaces
  • Linking databases and sets of data
  • Testing code and correcting errors
  • Solving problems
  • Designing data models and software designs
  • Developing software
  • Deploying code into enterprise environments
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Web Developer

    As a web developer you will build websites using a variety of programming languages and web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In addition, you will create visually appealing sites that are user-friendly.

    Progression opportunities

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Network Engineer Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Level 5
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Facts


    The primary programming language within companies at the minute is JavaScript.

    Extra Curriculum

    97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.

    Labour Market

    The average salary for a software developer is £30,975.

    Course FAQs

    Is IT a stressful environment to work?

    Roles within IT can tend to require constant effort and can be highly demanding for their employees as you are consistently dealing with complex data throughout the day. However, you will receive full training on how to prioritise tasks and strategies to minimise your stress level. Employers will also be aware that you are a trainee and will not throw you in at the deep end.

    What do people enjoy most about being an apprentice?

    The most enjoyable aspect for most of our apprentices is the work experience they gain while on the programme. For those used to theory-based lessons, they find it refreshing that the majority of the apprenticeship is practical training. They also like the fact that they are being paid for learning new skills!

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