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Software Developer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Course Duration: 15 months plus End Point Assessment
Course Qualification: Level 4 Apprenticeship


Software Developer Apprenticeship

At Apprentify, we understand the crucial role Software Developers play for organisations, especially those in the tech sector. We also recognise the potential of a career within this space and the exciting opportunities it brings to talented individuals. That's why we've developed our Software Developer apprenticeship, to allow passionate people the chance to shape their careers and enable fast-growing businesses to grow.

Our Software apprenticeship allows you and your company to build and test high-quality code across multiple platforms and layers. Apprentices will work as part of larger teams to help drive elements in an overall project, gaining fundamental skills from on-the-job experience and online training. Our apprenticeship is a brilliant offering in the Apprentify catalogue, which boasts many benefits. Due to the ever-growing nature of the industry, our Level 4 Software Development apprenticeship opens the door to countless opportunities for career progression and business expansion.

Apprentify's Software Developer apprenticeship has been developed to play a significant role in code development for your business. We can support you if you're bringing in fresh talent or upskilling an existing employee. The primary function of a software developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. You will gain these skills as an apprentice when you embark on our course. The Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship equates to a first-year undergraduate degree qualification. Our courses bring various benefits to talent and business owners. 


Typical Software Development Roles Include:

  • Web Developer

  • Application Developer

  • Mobile App Developer

  • Games Developer

  • Software Developer

Training modules included in our Software Developer apprenticeship:

  • Software Methodologies

  • User interface design

  • SQL / Database design

  • Introduction to Programming Using Java – Opportunity to undertake the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam


Key learning outcomes:

  • Write good quality code (logic) with sound syntax

  • Develop effective user interfaces

  • Test code and analyse results to find & correct errors

  • Apply structured techniques to problem-solving, debug code and understand the structure of programs

  •  Utilise skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments

Software Developer Apprenticeship Career Path

Learn more about the potential career paths of a Software Developer apprentice and how you can shape your career from start to finish.

Software Engineer

UK Average full-time salary £37,500


UK Average full-time salary £32,000

Lead Technician

UK Average full-time salary £32,500

Front end Developer

UK Average full-time salary £28,500

User Experience Designer

UK Average full-time salary £59,000

Systems Administrator

UK Average full-time salary £33,000

Software Developer Apprenticeship - Apprentice Hiring Process

Finally, the apprentices have done their assessments, and you've selected your applicant. Now it's time to bring your apprentice into your business. At this stage, you will have a hard-working employee ready to help take your business to the next level. You and your apprentice will also be given a personal Development Coach who will provide specific training to your apprentice and assist you throughout your journey.

Getting in touch

Like anything, the first step is always the hardest but equally the most important. So when you take the leap and reach out to the Apprentify family, you will begin a journey guaranteed to help grow your business. At this stage, we take the time to fully understand your business needs to ensure we can offer the best solution possible. We also let you ask any questions you may have and show you why in the last year, around 719,000 apprentices were participating in an apprenticeship.

Tell us more

Once you've taken the leap, we give you the chance to tell us about your perfect apprentice. Here you can tell us precisely what you need, from the type of person you're looking for, the skills you require within your business to the character you desire. With this information, we will go out of our way to find a match best suited to your requirements.

Select your apprentice

Now you've told us everything about your ideal apprentice, it's time for us to take over. First, we will advertise your business, select applicants, run assessment sessions, and send you the Curriculum Vitaes. From here, we will introduce you to the apprentices with the brightest potential who we believe will be the perfect cultural fit for your business.

Start your apprentice

Assessments done, applicant chosen, now it is time to bring in your apprentice! From there you will have a hard-working employee who receives specific training and get support from their very own Development Coach who can assist you throughout.

Why a Software Developer Apprenticeship?

Taking on our Software Developer apprenticeship to develop your career or create a better future for your business comes with many advantages and perks.

You will benefit from a mix of on-the-job experience and online training as an apprentice. You will dedicate 80% of your working week to your employer, with the remaining 20% being allocated for lessons and learning activities. At Apprentify, all our learning modules are conducted online for the convenience of both the apprentice and the employer. We believe apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get your career off the ground or help you achieve your business's goals and objectives.

Our Benefits
  • Earn while you learn
  • No learning costs
  • Gain industry experience
  • E-learning
  • Develop skills
  • Receive apprentice discounts

Very good apprenticeship provider, great communication between business and students with staff that actually care.

Harry Bunn - Digital Marketer

Harry Bunn

Digital Marketer

Really helpful, jam packed full of information to help you create the best campaigns. I can't wait to put it all in to practice!

Chloe Grantham - Digital Marketer

Chloe Grantham

Digital Marketer

The use of virtual classrooms is not only a helpful and interactive learning technique, it also provides the opportunity for collaboration with other apprentices which is fantastic for idea and content generation.

Andrea - Apprentice



The Digital Marketing course Apprentify offer is second to none. The use of Adobe Connect enables you to connect with others in the online classroom and allows you to feel comfortable speaking up if a concept needs explaining again. The way the course is run is thorough but maintains pace through quizzes, interactive activities and interactions with your class and tutor.

Rosie - Apprentice



After completing my Junior Content Producing course, I can certainly say that the course is exceptional. It covers a wide variety of content and helps provide significant training and support throughout the apprenticeship. 

Alex Knowlson - Junior Content Producer

Alex Knowlson

Junior Content Producer

Superb company, really helpful advisers and presenters. They combine their knowledge of digital marketing on the whole with their experience from previous roles to provide a rounded theoretical explanation of digital marketing and back those points with examples of practical experience.

Andrea - Apprentice




If you have questions regarding our Software Developer apprenticeship or want to learn more about what Apprentify offers, check out our FAQs.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions about our Software Developer apprenticeship or want to know how we can best support you, don't hesitate to contact us today!


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What are the costs of taking on an apprentice?

All apprenticeship programmes have their funding decided by the ESFA. Levy employers will have the cost deducted from their levy account. Non-levy employers will have 95% of the costs to be paid by the government, with you supplying the extra 5% as a co-investment fee. If your apprentice is between 16-18, there is no co-investment fee (100% funded).

Obviously, there is also the cost of the employee. Typically, we will not work with anyone paying under £12,000 annually.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

Typically, we do not work with anyone who pays under £12,000 a year. For reference, you can always look at our live Vacancies page to see what other employers are offering.

Does my apprentice have to be 16-18?

No, an apprentice can be any age nowadays as long as they are over 16. We work with apprentices who have just left school, all the way to those in their late twenties with work experience - Equally, we have a number of university graduates on the programme and even those older who are looking for a career change. Our candidates are all different ages with a wealth of different experiences.

Are they employed by my business?

Yes they are - they are on our apprenticeship training programme, but they are like any other employee with a work contract, and pension. In this respect, they are like any other employee.

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