Web & Software Development Advanced Apprenticeship

Who is this Apprenticeship for?
Subject to the eligibility & suitability criteria of NowSkills, this Apprenticeship is for new Apprentices to the workplace, existing employees new to the role, or existing employees who have no formal qualifications related to the role.

Suggested job roles are: Website Administrator, Software Tester, Software Developer, Website Developer.

What does this Apprenticeship entail?
Developed by an IT specialist provider, working in partnership with employers in the IT industry across the North West of England, the NowSkills Web & Software Development Advanced Apprenticeship includes a mix of on and off-the-job training, which is designed to develop an apprentice’s IT skills and knowledge, and meet the skills needs of local employers.

This NowSkills Apprenticeship is made to fit around an Apprentice’s skills and areas for development. It’s not just about gaining the industry-recognised qualifications (although these are hugely important and valuable!) but it’s also about developing an Apprentice’s real-life work skills. Moreover it is structured to fit around employer demands and can be tailored, in areas, to meet specific employer requirements.

NowSkills has developed this Apprenticeship based on the nationally-recognised framework for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, which has been outlined by employers in the IT industry (such as Capgemini, Microsoft and Oracle) and the sector skills council for IT, The Tech Partnership.

Because the NowSkills Apprenticeship is based on a national framework, it attracts funding from the UK Government to contribute towards the training.

Qualifications You Could Achieve

Paid for by NowSkills, this Apprenticeship, exclusively delivered in the North West of England, can include:

>> The use of open source web development technologies such as PHP5.6, jQuery, MySQL supported by HTML5, CSS.

>> Introduction into responsive design, web security and Scrum methodologies

>> Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals (98-361) and/or

>> Microsoft Technology Associate: Web Development Fundamentals (98-363)

Potential Apprentices: Please visit the Apprentice section of our website or give us a call/email if you’re interested in this Apprenticeship, to find out more about the benefits of being a NowSkills Apprentice, potential earnings, how the course is structured and availability.

Prospective employers: Please contact us (or request a call back) today to find out more about the benefits that a NowSkills apprentice can bring to your organisation, potential ROI, how the course is structured, availability and much more! Alternatively visit the employer section of our website to find out more.

Grow Your Skills

Develop and expand your coding skills. Learn more about HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc. The more you learn, the more it will benefit you in your chosen IT career.

Start Your IT Career

Web & Software Development are very good career paths, an IT Apprenticeship with us can help you kick start your career in a business.

Included Government-funded qualifications delivered by NowSkills:

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in ICT Systems & Principles
Awarded by Edexcel, and more commonly referred to as “the knowledge component”, this qualification certifies that an Apprentice has the knowledge and understanding of IT Web and Software Development, and working as part of a Development Team.

On achieving this qualification an Apprentice will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • >> Installing, upgrading and configuring ICT software – with an emphasis on Linux
  • >> Information systems – information flow, features and functions of information systems, using IT tools to produce management information
  • >> Web Development – understanding of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack; architecture, functionality, languages
  • >> Communication & employability skills for IT – demonstrate a range of effective interpersonal skills, use IT to aid communication, produce & follow a personal development plan

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
Also, awarded by Edexcel, this qualification covers an apprentice’s ability to carry out tasks related to the job role. An Apprentice’s competency to carry out these tasks will be judged against a set of national standards by a Vocational Tutor, who will visit an apprentice regularly in order to support him/her on the course.

Once awarded this qualification an apprentice will have shown that he/she is competent in:

  • >> Software testing, installation & upgrading
  • >> Designing & developing a website
  • >> Using programming/scripting/mark-up languages
  • >> Working safely within an IT environment
  • >> Developing his/her own effectiveness and professionalism
  • >> Delivering customer care

Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, & ICT

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills and Employee Rights & Responsibilities