Advanced Apprenticeship for Software Development Technicians

This apprenticeship provides the skills knowledge and competence required to become a Software Development Technician in a wide range of job roles such as   Software Development Technician, Junior Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer, Junior Mobile App Developer, Junior Games Developer, Junior Software Developer, Junior Application Support Analyst, Junior Programmer, Assistant Programmer and Automated Test Developer.


Apprenticeships are flexible and designed to offer a structured program of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer. Learning takes place mainly during employment through the development of ‘on the job skills’ supported by ‘off the job training’ which will take place at Kingston College typically for one day week. The apprenticeship leads to nationally recognised qualifications.

Course Content

  • Development Context and Methodologies
  • Knowledge Module 2: Programming
  • Endpoint assessment which includes a portfolio, a project and a structured interview

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade A* - C/9-4 and suitable employment


Minimum 18 months – ‘off the job’ training at college, typically one day per week


On successful completion of this course students can progress onto further qualifications within the IT Industry or the Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact our Employer Engagement Co-ordinator Penn Griffiths on 020 8268 2653 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you are an employer and interested in any of our Apprenticeships for your staff, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 8268 2857.

Information for Employers

How can taking on an Apprentice help your business?

There has been no better time to employ an apprentice! Having a nationally agreed structured training program will help organisations to:

  • Fill skill gaps
  • Recruit and retain high calibre staff
  • Motivate the workforce because they feel valued
  • Widen access and improve the diversity of the workforce
  • Be viewed as a ‘learning organisation’ investing in the future of the workforce promoting staff loyalty to the organisation
  • You may also be entitled to an employer grant to assist you.




Employer contribution will be required (Government incentive payments may be available).


Kingston Hall Road and work based location.

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