Why choose our Junior Developer Level 3 apprenticeship?
QA’s Junior Developer Level 3 apprenticeship develops digital skills and provide the technical grounding needed to become a well-rounded, entry-level programmer.
Junior Developers work as part of a software development team to build simple software components on web, mobile or desktop apps to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.
QA’s Junior Developer Level 3 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:
- Interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of a project under supervision
- Implement code which other team members have developed to produce required components
- Gain the following qualifications upon successful completion of the Junior Developer Level 3 programme:
- Software Development Technician Level 3
- BCS Certificate in Systems Development Context and Methodologies
- BCS Certificate in Programming
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The Junior Developer Level 3 programme overview
Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them apply software development know-how and a wide range of programming languages to real-life scenarios – gaining valuable workplace skills faster.
The typical duration of the Junior Developer Level 3 programme is 13 months, plus a 3-month end-point assessment. View the modules in order below, including Agile Software Development, Web Fundamentals, Python Programming and SQL Basics, Object-Oriented Programming, and Cloud Development.
The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:
- 7 GCSEs total
- English GCSE grade D or above
- Other 6 GCSEs, including Maths, to be C or above
- You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject
*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements
Possible job roles for a Junior Developer apprentice
This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:
Junior Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer, Junior Software Developer, Junior Application Support Analyst, Junior Programmer, Assistant Programmer
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The Junior Developer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme.
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