Software Developer

Apprenticeship , Level 4
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What Our Students Say

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


“Because I’ve got autism and I’d sometimes have trouble understanding things – because I need stuff breaking down into detail and explaining to me in a perfect way, in a much more understanding way, I have tutors that understand me a bit more.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


Did you know!

  • The primary programming language within companies at the minute is JavaScript.
  • 97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.
  • The average salary for a software developer is £30,975.

Course Information


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

More about STEM


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 and 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.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    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
  • Course details

    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 71820-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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