Software Developer Apprentice - 81510 - Higher (Level 4)

Scarborough Sixth Form College (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

£14,605 per annum
37.0 hours per week
16 months (duration)
(start date)
Digital (route)
0 positions available
13 February 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Scarborough Sixth Form are one of the top colleges in the area for student progress and results.

They offer a wide range of courses including A Levels, T Levels, Applied Generals and GCSE's which students can mix and match to create their perfect study programme. In recent years they have added what they offer, with sports academies and a performance academy as well as a strong enrichment programme.


Here you will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience as you complete a Software Developer - Level 4 Apprenticeship.


£14,605 per annum.

Main duties:

  • Take and interpret software requirements from staff and students
  • Helping staff and students articulate their requirements as a user story
  • Write logical and maintainable software solutions
  • Using college software design patterns for commonly occurring problems
  • Following conventions to format code appropriate to the language being used
  • Applying security best practices to the software solution
  • Testing software and fixing problems
  • Performing testing for the software solution
  • Providing support to staff
  • Produce and maintain system documentation

What we are looking for:

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of Microsoft Windows operating environment and Microsoft Office packages
  • A proven aptitude for software development
  • A basic knowledge of coding, database design and web page creation
  • A clear understanding of the need to ensure data is secure and recoverable
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Accuracy of work and attention to detail
  • Customer care skills

Personal qualities:

  • Passionate about learning and its importance in life
  • Having high expectations of self and others
  • Honest, open, reflective and self-critical
  • Keenness to develop new expertise
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly outside normal working hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Doing ones best, adapting well to change and always seeking to do better
  • A supportive team worker
  • Treating staff and students fairly and with respect, valuing their diverse contributions
  • Fully committed to promoting & safeguarding welfare of children & young people

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • The learner must have completed a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship with QA or have an equivalent qualification with another training provider
  • OR an A-level in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject and a successful completion of our aptitude test
  • OR a BTEC Diploma in IT and a successful completion of our aptitude test
  • OR 2 years’ experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our aptitude test

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

Future prospects:

  • Great opportunity to develop and progress
  • Enrol all employees into the Local Government Pension Scheme this pension schemes have much higher contribution rates and retirement benefits in comparison to the government NEST scheme
  • A minimum of 22 days’ annual leave
  • Access to the College gym for one off fee £20
  • Totum Card / NUS
  • Bupa Cashplan
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental leave and payParking

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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