Software Developer Apprenticeship

Your leading Software Developer training provider 

Digital Technology has changed businesses forever, and it’s imperative that you stay in the loop. NowSkills trains the next generation of IT professionals that are waiting to help you grow your Digital team. Get ahead of the rest in 2019 with your own Software Developer Apprentice.  

Why NowSkills is your preferred partner for Software Developer

Delivering quality Digital Apprenticeships since 2015

94% success rate with our Digital Apprentices (July 17 – Aug 18)

17 days average to fill new Digital Apprentice vacancies

We receive over 300 digital Apprentice applications each month

Supportive and Experienced Digital Apprenticeship tutors

Off the job training includes classroom and online learning

We have a direct ESFA Government contract to deliver our own funded and Levy Apprenticeships

We don’t resell anyone else’s Digital Apprenticeships

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0161 714 1410 or 0151 539 9090

Contact us about bringing the Software Developer Apprenticeship to your business…



How the Software Developer Apprenticeship is funded…
Employer size or payroll Apprentice age at enrolment  Employer Contribution costs  ESFA Funded Training costs  £1000 Additional Payment from ESFA 
Levy employer 16, 17 or 18 100% 0% Yes
Levy employer 19+ 100% 0% No
<50 employees and <£3m payroll 16, 17 or 18 0% 100% Yes
<50 employees and <£3m payroll 19+ 10% 90% No
>50 employees and non levy payers 16, 17 or 18 10% 90% Yes
>50 employees and non levy payers 19+ 10% 90% No


*Unsure about the Software Developer Apprenticeship funding and understanding whether you’re a Levy paying company or not? Get in contact with us or read more here.

Who can enrol on the Software Developer Apprenticeship?

Essentially, anyone can enrol on the Software Developer Apprenticeship as long as they have a C or above, or equivalent, in their English and Maths GCSE. If you’re an employer looking to enrol an existing member of your team onto the Software Developer Apprenticeship then send us a callback request here and we’ll be in contact as soon as possible.

What a Software Developer Apprentice will do for your business

Having a Software Developer Apprentice as part of your Digital team will benefit your business in many ways. Here are just a few ways in which a Software Developer Apprentice can help grow your business:

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Logic: writes good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in at least one language

User interface: can develop effective user interfaces for at least one channel

Data: can effectively link code to the database/data sets

Test: can test code and analyse results to correct errors found using either V-model manual testing and/or using unit testing

Problem-solving: can apply structured techniques to problem-solving, can debug code and can understand the structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues

Design: can create simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program, following best practices and standards

Analysis: can understand and create basic analysis artefacts, such as use cases and/or user stories

Deployment: can understand and utilise skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments

Development lifecycle: can operate at all stages of the software development lifecycle, with increasing breadth and depth over time with an initial focus on build and test.
Can apply good practice approaches according to the relevant paradigm (for example object-oriented, event-driven or procedural)
Can interpret and follow:
− software designs and functional/technical specifications
− company defined ‘coding standards’ or industry good practice for coding
− testing frameworks and methodologies
− company, team or client approaches to continuous integration, version and source control

Can respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development

Also, can operate effectively in their own businesses, their customers’ and the industry’s environments

Can apply the maths required to be a software developer (e.g. algorithms, logic and data structures)

If you want to grow your team with a Software Developer Apprentice then please get in touch today

Typical Job Roles for a Software Developer Apprentice:

Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.

Entry Requirements:

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include‘A’ levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications and also experience.Technical Competencies: the Network Engineer Apprentice will be able to undertake the following responsibilities in line with organisational procedures and also where appropriate under supervision.

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