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Location: The RoundHouse
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This qualification will teach you a range of skills to assist your coding development, so that you can analyse data and take account of any security procedures that you must follow. You will cover basic analysis models such as cases and process maps.
The apprenticeship involves Level 2 Maths and English, 20% off-the-job training and an end-point assessment which you will sit with BCS. You will have membership of BCS for the duration of the course and up to a year afterwards.
The length of the course, depending on your previous skills, knowledge and qualfications, is 18 months and it entails one day a week of tuition either in College on on Microsoft Teams (this will be decided).
Please note that there are no vendor qualifications within this apprenticeship.
Your screening results, if you have no exemptions, should be at Level 2.
You need contracted employment of 30 hours minimum.
You will cover:
Logic: writing simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards (whether for web, mobile or desktop applications)
Security: applying appropriate secure development principles to specific software components at all stages of development
Data: making simple connections between code and defined data sources as specified
Test: functionally testing that the deliverables for a component have been met or not
Analysis: following basic analysis models such as cases and process maps
You will learn how to:
Solve logical problems (including appropriate mathematical application)
Respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
Develop user interfaces as appropriate to the organisation's development standards and the type of component being developed
Understand the business context and market environment for software development, the structure of software applications and the software development lifecycle
Implement code, connect to specfic data sources and understand database normalisation.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assigned an assessor and tutor who will support you throughout the course. Assessment includes:
Regular mock tests
Work products and projects
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
If you are over 19, your employer will pay 5% of the funding.
You need a laptop.
What can I do after this course?
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians, upon confirming an appropriate SFIA Level 3 professional competence. Those completing the apprenticeship would then be eligible to apply for registration.
You could also consider a Level 4 Software Developer qualification.
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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.