DevOps Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship

QA's DevOps Engineer apprenticeship focuses on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business, and develop real-world skills using cutting-edge technology.

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Why choose our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship focuses on implementing and facilitating the use of DevOps practices within a business.

The DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme encompasses multiple stages of the software development life cycle, automating processes around development, testing and release for continuous integration of new features, and subsequent continuous delivery of a product.

QA’s DevOps Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Work as part of a larger team and understand the context of both the development and technical operations aspects of a project in order to streamline communication between teams.
  • Interpret design documentation and specifications defined and delivered by specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
  • Understand a combination of strong theoretical DevOps concepts further solidified with industry-standard tooling education in building, containerisation, orchestration and deployment.
  • Gain access to a large portfolio of learning for both general-purpose and cloud-vendor specific tooling in AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Explore the developer skills needed for learners to create applications through Python with connected databases, practising TDD and OOP.

Tools and technologies learned

Apprentices learn to use Python, Linux, Google Cloud, Microsoft SQL Azure and AWS.

The DevOps Engineer Level 4 programme overview

Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them to learn, understand and apply DevOps principles in the workplace faster.

The typical duration of the DevOps Engineer Level 4 programme is 15 months, plus a 4-month end-point assessment. View the modules in order below, including DevOps Culture and Methodologies, Coding Fundamentals, Networking and Security, DevOps Tooling, DevOps Infrastructure, and DevOps Cloud Specialisation.

DevOps Engineer Level 4 programme

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Frontloaded option available

This apprenticeship is also available as a frontloaded apprenticeship, which covers over 60% of the apprenticeship content within the first 10 weeks of the programme.

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • A Level in STEM subject, or

  • BTEC Diploma in STEM subject, or

  • Level 3 IT apprenticeship

*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements.

Possible job roles for a DevOps Engineer apprentice

This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:

Automation Engineer, Build and Release Engineer, Deployment Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full-stack Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Platform Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Site Reliability Engineer.

Employer funding

The DevOps Engineer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme.

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