About this Course

Tech Type Essentials
Duration 13 Months

Programme duration 13-15 months

Our Software Development Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship combines online learning, classroom training and on-the-job experience to develop real world skills in software development. A great choice if you’re just starting your career in tech or you’re already employed but want to change career into tech.

This programme is available in two tracks – C# or Java. You will choose which you want to specialise in.

This apprenticeship gives you a great opportunity to develop digital skills, ensuring you have the technical grounding needed to become a skilled web developer, programmer or coding wiz.

What’s included?

On successful completion of the programme, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Software Development Technician Level 3


The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) in any subject at grades A-C
  • GCSE Maths (or equivalent) at grade A-C
  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade D or above
  • You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject

What will you learn?

You will learn technical skills including:

  • Understanding Java or C# fundamentals
  • Grasping Web principles
  • Gaining systems development knowledge
  • Modelling SQL server and data applications


During the programme you’ll be required to spend 20% of your time at work on off-the-job learning.

Our programme helps you easily fit your learning around your day job with access to our online learning platform – learning can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device so you get high-quality content on the go.

You will complete:

  1. Six knowledge modules introducing Java track or C# track fundamentals, through a combination of online learning and practical classroom workshops.
  2. A work-based portfolio showcasing how you’ve demonstrated the skills you’ve learnt in real work projects.
  3. An end-point assessment in the last 2-3 months of the programme – consisting of a synoptic project undertaken in the classroom and an assessment interview.

The modules included in this programme are:

Java Track

  • Module 1: Induction and Java Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Intermediate Java
  • Module 3: Web Fundamentals
  • Module 4: JavaScript, JQuery & AngularJS
  • Module 5: SQL & Data Modelling
  • Module 6: Systems Development Basics

C# Track

  • Module 1: Induction and C# Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Intermediate C#
  • Module 3: SQL & Data Modelling
  • Module 4: Web Fundamentals
  • Module 5: ASP.NET MVC
  • Module 6: Systems Development Basics

For more information download the handout

NOTE: this programme is available in England. If you are based in Scotland follow this link www.qa.com/QAADEVL68S (Software and Web Development SCQF 6 & 8 Apprenticeship Programme)

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13 Months

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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