IT & Software

Software Developer: Level 4 (24 months)


  • The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. 
  • Typical Job Roles: Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.
  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Technician Scientist: Level 5 (36 months)

  • Carrying out established laboratory based investigations and basic scientific experimentation using bench and instrumentation techniques
  • Typically candidates will have grade C or above in at least five GCSE’s, including English, maths and a science subject and hold relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for entry to a level 5 HE programme. 
  • Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in a science or technology discipline relevant to the job role.
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