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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.

Helen Clark

Helen Clark

Former BTEC student Helen leads Derby innovation showcase

A company director who studied BTEC multimedia at Derby College is spearheading a key event showcasing ideas and innovation in the city. Helen Clark, 32, attended the former Wilmorton site on a two year course when she was just 16. She is now a director with city-based Clark CX, a website conversion rate optimisation consultancy, which was founded by her husband Pete. Helen said Derby College gave her a crucial insight into the workplace and the course was broad-based enough to allow her to choose in which direction she wanted to take her career. After college she took a graphic design degree in Norwich, which led to design roles in Bath, Mansfield and then Derby. Pete separately attended Derby College on an art foundation course, and Helen joined his business two years ago. They are now putting together TEDxDerby 2016 at QUAD on May 21. The event is a forum which will showcase creative and innovative ideas from speakers predominantly based in, or connected, to Derby.

Helen said: "The BTEC course was like an introduction to the real world and how people work in the industry. We covered a wide range from illustration to graphic design and video work, which helped me to decide which field I wanted to go into."

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