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Level: 4

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 78

Hours:

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

This apprenticeship will enable you to write good quality code with sound syntax in at least one language.  It also covers:

  • user interface
  • test code and analysis results 
  • problem-solving 
  • designing simple data models and software designs

The course lasts for up to 24 months depending on your prior experience and qualifications. It entails 20% off-the-job training and an end-point assessment. Unless you have exemptions, you will also have to complete Level 2 Functional Maths and English. 

Tuition is via Microsoft Teams or attendance at College: this is to be decided.

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of a Level 3 - or equivalent qualification - relevant to this sector and Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above (4-9). 

Your screening results should be at Level 2 for Maths and English.

You need to be in contracted work within a software developer position.  

 

 

Course Content

You will cover:

  • writing good quality code with sound syntax in at least one language
  • user interface
  • test code and analysis results 
  • problem solving 
  • designing simple data models and software designs
  • applying good practice approaches to the relevant paradigm

You will need to complete Level 2 Functional Maths and English unless you can produce exemptions. 

The course lasts for up to 24 months, depending on your prior experience and qualifications. It entails 20% off-the-job training and an end-point assessment. 

Tuition is via Microsoft Teams or attendance at College: this is to be decided.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated an assessor/tutor to support you throughout the course. You will be assessed via:

  • projects
  • observations
  • work products 
  • professional discussions
  • mock papers 
  • end-point assessment 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are 5% costs to the employer for any apprentice who is over 19.

You will need a laptop. 

What can I do after this course?

  • Enter the register of IT technicians confirming SFIA 
  • Advance to a higher level of qualfication
  • Progress to a management role

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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.

James Radford

James Radford

Designs on a career in the creative industry

Former Media Studies learner James Radford is revelling in his first job with a creative agency. He has secured a role as a Production Assistant with Derby based Matchstick Design.
 
His main responsibility is to help ensure smooth work flow in the studio – taking briefs, dealing with suppliers and seeing jobs through to delivery. He’s also preparing images for use in wide ranging projects and assisting with research.
 
With further experience, he aims to take on a more senior role on the creative side of the business.

It’s my first job and I’m sure my time at Derby College helped me to get it. My studies gave me skills, confidence and knowledge of film, which helped a lot. I would definitely recommend the Media Studies course to other people interested in a career in the creative industry. It was the right choice for me: the standard of teaching was good and we covered the subjects I’m most interested in.

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