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:

  • Explore a wide range of skills including Python, C#, Java, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Microservices and cloud
  • 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

Tools and technologies learned

Apprentices will learn to use Python, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Git.


Why choose QA

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30,000

Tech careers started or enhanced through apprenticeships

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94%

Success rate for learners on a QA apprenticeship

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5 minutes

Response time to learner queries

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Under 24 hours

Feedback provided on learner submissions

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100,000

Applicants apply to our apprenticeship programmes every year

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Highest overall pass rate

Among UK tech training providers

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Gold Award

Best Use of Blended Learning at the Learning Tech Awards 2020

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Committed to social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Key partners include Barnardo's, Stemettes and Code First Girls

91% of QA apprentices go straight into full-time jobs
2.1 million jobs in the digital economy
£42,578 average skilled digital salary

The Junior Developer Level 3 programme

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Modules

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. Please find below a timeline of the Junior Developer Level 3 modules, including Python Programming and SQL Basics, Object-Oriented Programming, Web Fundamentals, Agile Software Development, and Cloud Development.

Entry requirements

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

Employer funding

The Junior Developer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme. In addition, the government incentive provides employers with up to £4,000 for each new apprentice hired by 31 January 2022.

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