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Software Tester Apprenticeship

Level 4 Software Testing Apprenticeship

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


Level 4 Software Testing Apprenticeship

We recognise the importance of Software Testers as a career for motivated talent and as an acquisition for businesses, especially those in the tech sector. With the need for talent and opportunities within this space rising, we have created our Software Tester apprenticeship to support the demands of the tech industry. Ultimately our Software Testing course for beginners is here to help talent and employers create the future they desire. 

Our Software Testing apprenticeships allow you and your company to develop and test high-quality code across multiple platforms and layers. Our programme has been developed to play a significant role in the testing and delivery of your business's software. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate, ensuring software is fit for purpose. In addition, they document and report the results of testing activities. They also have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and development practices.

Apprentify's Level 4 Software Tester apprenticeship equates to a first-year undergraduate degree qualification. Apprentices who enrol on our Software Testing training will be given the tools and experience to work as part of larger teams to contribute to projects. Our apprenticeship is a brilliant offering in the Apprentify catalogue, opening the doors for new and existing talent career progression. Additionally, our programmes allow businesses the opportunity to grow.


Typical Software Testing apprenticeship jobs include:

  • Software Tester

  • Software Test Analyst


Software Tester Training modules:

  • Testing principles

  • Testing cycles

  • Static testing

  • Test design techniques

  • International software testing qualification

  • Introduction to programming using Java


Key Learning Outcomes of Our Software Tester Apprenticeship:

  • Software testing procedures on software applications

  •  Design test strategies for non-complex projects

  • Review software requirements and specifications for software functionality and security

  • Analyses test requirements and designs and prepare a test plan.

  •  Conducts a range of different software testing types

Software Tester Career Path

Discover more about the potential career paths of a Software Tester apprentice and how your career could develop with the support of Apprentify.

Software test Engineer

UK Average full time salary £47,500

Test Analyst

UK Average full time salary £37,000

Lead Technician

UK Average full time salary £32,500

Senior Software Engineer

UK Average full time salary £70,000

Systems Engineer

UK Average full time salary £51,000

Systems Administrator

UK Average full time salary £33,000

Software Tester Apprenticeship - Apprentice Hiring Process

Explore how Apprentify’s Software Tester apprenticeship can help you find the perfect match to progress your business.

Getting in touch

Taking the leap and reaching out to the Apprentify family is an essential step in our hiring process. At this stage, we will take the time to get to know you and your business needs. With this information, we will go out of our way to find the perfect solution to support your specific business needs. We will also allow you to 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 made the leap, we'll let you tell us more about the type of apprentice you're hoping to hire. Here you can let us know what kind of person you're after, the skill sets you need, and the type of character you require. We will then use this information to support our talent search.

Select your apprentice

Now it's over to us to advertise your business and the role. We will select applicants, run assessment sessions and send you over the Curriculum Vitaes. At this point, we'll present you with the apprentices we feel will be perfect for your business.

Start your apprentice

After your apprentice has completed their onboarding assessments with us, it's time to choose your apprentice and bring them into your business. From this point on, you will have acquired a talented and hard-working individual capable of shaping the future you envision for your business. We will also introduce you to your Development Coach, who can assist you and your apprentice through the course duration.

Why a Software Tester Apprenticeship?

Whether you're a talented individual searching for an opportunity or a business looking to evolve, choosing to embark on our Software Tester apprenticeship comes with many benefits.

As an apprentice, you will gain on-the-job learning and virtual training. 80% of your time will be dedicated to your employer, and the remaining 20% will be allocated for lessons and learning activities. At Apprentify, we conduct all our learning modules online for the convenience of the apprentice and the employer. We believe our Software Tester apprenticeship is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door or to upskill your skill set. Additionally, our offering is an excellent solution for bringing fresh faces into your organisation and closing the skills gap within your business. 

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 any questions about our Software Tester apprenticeship or our offering in general, check out our FAQs and see what Apprentify has to offer!

Still have questions?

If you want to know more about how our Software Tester apprenticeship can 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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