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Software Development Technician Apprentice at Craven College

Course description

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team, to builds simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.

As a Software Development Technician, you will interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component. You will also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality.

Course content

Knowledge & Understanding Business context & market environment for software development

Structure of software applications

Stages of the software development lifecycle

Configuration management & version control systems

Testing code (e.g. unit testing)

Different methodologies used for software development

Context for the development platform (whether web, mobile, or desktop applications)

Role within their software development team

Implement code following a logical approach

How code integrates into the wider project

Follow a set of functional & non-functional requirements

End user context for the software development activity

Connect code to specified data sources

Database normalisation

Follow good coding practices

Principles of good interface design Importance of building in security to software at the development stage

Entry requirements

Employment within the industry 3 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) including English & Maths Level 2 in IT subject



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Future opportunities

Software Development


Junior Web Developer

Junior Application Developer

Junior Programmer

Junior Mobile App


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2018
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