Software Development Technician

BCS Level 3 Diploma

Our Level 3 Software Development Technician Standard is designed to equip your Apprentice with the knowledge and skills to develop as a Software Developer within your business, supporting productivity through the use of software. They will learn to; develop an App, test software systems and build websites, allowing them to meet the needs of the business. This Apprenticeship Standard will enable growth and introduce brand new skills to your workforce.

During the 15 month Apprenticeship, your Software Development Technician Apprentice will support your business by identifying and understanding the end user of your software and supporting development to ensure your software is operating effectively and supporting your business decisions.

Benefits Of This Apprenticeship

Your Apprentice will:

  • Be able to write code to support software, web or application development.
  • Be able to test software or websites prior to launch.
  • Understand and explain testing results.
  • Be able to support a wider software development team.
  • Understand the needs of the software user to support continuous improvement.
  • Devise software strategies to support business growth objectives.

Possible Job Roles

These are just a few job roles your Software Development Technician could fill within your business:
  • Software Development Technician
  • Junior Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Games Developer

Industry Recognised Qualification

Upon completion of the course, your Software Development Technician Apprentice will gain eligibility to apply to the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA Level 3 Professional Competence. This will then bring ongoing industry-backed skills and knowledge to your employee allowing further growth and development.

Your Software Development Technician will be awarded BCS accredited Knowledge Modules: Software Development Context and Methodologies, Programming.


Training And Mentoring


This Apprenticeship will last 15 months, with your Software Development Technician coming into your local academy during the initial stages of the programme. Your local academy will work with you to establish the timetable for your Software Development Technician's academy sessions.

After completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship your Apprentice will then have the opportunity to progress onto Software Developer Level 4

Appoint a Software Development Technician Today

Hiring a Software Development Technician Apprentice will support your business' IT needs, providing internal and external assistance.

With our Match and Fill recruitment service we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential candidates to ensure you only interview the most appropriate people for your specific role - all free of charge.

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your business or you can up-skill your own employees. If the employee is under 19 and your business has less than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute £1,500 towards the cost of the training for this course