Why choose our Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?
Our Software Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship gives learners advance skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems. Learners will also gain an understanding on advanced programming, systems and software development projects.
Software Development is at the heart of digital transformation. With demand for services to be consumed online by both clients and employees increasing exponentially, software developers are in high demand. Software Engineers build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers.
QA’s Software Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:
- Build advanced skills and technical grounding to design, test and maintain software and web systems.
- Receive training on end-to-end software dev stack, as opposed to hyper-focusing on one area of development.
- Develop more advanced applications.
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£42,578average skilled digital salary
The Software Engineer Level 4 programme overview
Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them apply programming solutions to a range of real-life scenarios – gaining valuable workplace skills faster.
The typical duration of the Software Engineer Level 4 programme is 15 months, plus a 4-month end-point assessment. View the modules in order below, including Introduction to Software Development, Building Responsive Web Applications, Automation and Software Quality, Design and DevOps, Software Craft, and Microservices and APIs.
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.
The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:
- The learner must have completed a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship with QA or have an equivalent qualification with another training provider
- OR an A-level in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject and a successful completion of our aptitude test
- OR a BTEC Diploma in IT and a successful completion of our aptitude test
- OR 2 years’ experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our aptitude test
*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements.
Possible job roles for a Software Engineer
This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:
Web Developer, Applications Developer, Software Developer, tech talent with some entry-level software development experience, or existing development support staff looking for a step up.
The Software Engineer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme.
What our learners say
"My apprenticeship's given me many opportunities to increase my skills – from technical to soft skills. It's given me experience in a professional working environment which has kick-started my career."
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