Job Profile

 A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, building simple software components, for web, mobile or desktop applications, that are used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. They will receive and interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of a project under supervision. The work will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required components which the Software Development Technician will then test to ensure it meets its intended functionality.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Software Development Technician, Junior/ Senior  Developer, Junior/ Senior Web Developer, Junior/ Senior Application Developer, Junior/ Senior  Mobile App Developer, Junior/ Senior Games Developer, Junior/ Senior Software Developer, Junior/ Senior Application Support Analyst, Junior/ Senior  Programmer, Assistant Programmer and Automated Test Developer.

Entry Requirements

Typically employers are looking for candidates with four GCSEs level 4 and above, college graduates and university graduates are also welcome to apply. If you have a similar qualification please get in touch with us to discuss this further (0115 975 9550).   


The duration of this apprenticeship is minimum 18 months.


This is a level 3 apprenticeship – which is equivalent to 2 A Level Passes.  Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that are highly valued by employers.

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An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while developing your skills and experience in a full-time paid job.  


During the apprenticeship you will have day to day support from your employer and have a dedicated Remit Development Coach who will visit you in your workplace to give regular 1-2-1 training and support


The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is based on;

  • a portfolio – presented towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship
  • a project – you would undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace
  • your employer would write you a reference
  • a structured interview with an assessor – giving you the chance to discuss what has been presented in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced