SOFTWARE DEVELOPER APPRENTICESHIP

Our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship is the solution for people looking for the next step in their software career. Building on existing knowledge, we teach advanced project management skills & development practices, creating future leaders.

Programme Outline

LEVEL 4 SOFTWARE DEVELOPER APPRENTICESHIP

This guide outlines everything you need to know about our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship programme, including:

  • Role Overview
  • Training Components
  • Technical Training
  • Career Journey Timeline
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Employer

I’m looking to train future digital talent

Apprentice

I’m looking to develop digital skills

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

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The Value

Duration: 15 Months and up to 5 Months End Point Assessment.

Advanced training for Software Developers. Our Level 4 apprenticeship provides a complete professional development programme for Software Developers. We teach people to take a leading role in software development projects!

With technical skills in web development and web development technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) learners will understand how to design and develop web applications. They will use programming languages (such as Java, Python, and C++), and understand their strengths and limitations.

Our curriculum combines expert training, one-to-one support, and hands-on projects to accelerate learning and create valuable impact within your software team. Learners are empowered to apply advanced programming concepts and implement practical skills in software design, development, and project management.

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Programme Outline

LEVEL 4 SOFTWARE DEVELOPER APPRENTICESHIP

This guide outlines everything you need to know about our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship programme, including:

  • Role Overview
  • Training Components
  • Technical Training
  • Career Journey Timeline
  • By downloading this resource, you are consenting to opt-in to receive marketing communications from us. You may unsubscribe from our communications at any time. For more information on how we store your data, view our Privacy Policy.

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Who’s It For?

Our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship isn’t just for career starters; our programme can act as a powerful professional development route for those already working within the industry.

Whether your business is looking to recruit and train new software talent or upskill your current software team as part of their professional development plan, our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship offers a dynamic and inclusive learning pathway for individuals at various stages of their careers.

We adopt a learner-focused approach; we know each learner will come with different levels of existing industry knowledge, learning styles, and learning preferences. That’s why all our programmes are flexible, to ensure we can work with you and your apprentice to build the skills relevant to your business.

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Employer Resource

GUIDE TO EMPLOYING AN APPRENTICE

This guide outlines everything you need to know about employing an apprentice. In this guide, we cover:

  • An Introduction to Apprenticeships
  • The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice
  • The Costs of Hiring an Apprentice
  • Apprentice Wage Recommendations
  • Choosing an Apprenticeship Standard
  • Choosing a Training Provider
  • Creating the Job Description
  • Advertising Your Apprenticeship Vacancy
  • Apprenticeship Interview Tips
  • Choosing the Right Candidate
  • Next Steps & Checklist
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Monthly Masterclasses

Our Monthly Masterclasses are designed to elevate your employee’s capabilities and provide the opportunity to gain the specialist certifications needed to become an industry expert.

Our Software Masterclasses build front and back end development skills, in areas such as games development using Python and Pygame, and web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Delivered over a maximum of two days and tailored to meet the needs of modern businesses, we’ve designed our Masterclasses to take knowledge to the next level and equip people with software skills for immediate business impact.

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Skills Expansion Packs

We understand every business, workplace and job role is different. That’s why we go above and beyond the Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship standard.

Each programme has a Skills Expansion Pack, which was developed to nurture the digital skills the industry is asking for and give learners the opportunity to gain the specialist certifications needed to become an industry expert. Our Skills Expansion Packs mean that our apprenticeship programmes can be tailored and personalised to suit individual roles, goals, and business needs.

To support our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship programme, our Skills Expansion Pack provides a range of self-study resources from Cisco and Sololearn, to encourage coding practice from day one.

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GUIDE TO MANAGING AN APPRENTICE

This guide outlines everything you need to know about managing an apprentice. In this guide, we cover:

  • Onboarding Your Apprentice
  • Apprentice Employment Rights
  • Setting Goals & Objectives for an Apprentice
  • The Role of a Workplace Mentor
  • Collaborating with Your Training Provider
  • Off the Job Hours
  • Review Calls & Why They’re Important
  • What Happens After the Apprenticeship?
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Apprenticeship Funding

Apprenticeships are an extremely cost-effective way to recruit new staff or upskill your team. There is a range of government funding and local authority grant schemes available, which are designed to help you train the next wave of talent or invest in your team’s professional development.

Large organisations with an annual salary bill over £3 million are required to contribute into the Apprenticeship Levy. The Apprenticeship Levy is a dedicated apprenticeship fund, which employers can use to cover the costs of apprenticeship training and assessment.

Microbusinesses and SMEs are not required to pay into the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, the government offers a co-investment model. Under this model, the government covers 95% of the apprenticeship training and assessment costs, while the employer contributes the remaining 5%.

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OUR SKILLS EXPANSION PACKS INCLUDE

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TECHNICAL TRAINING

The technical training component of our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship is split into five practice-led courses. Each practice-led course is then delivered across two days.

COURSE 1 & 2

This course builds an understanding of how to successfully manage software development activity within industry contexts. We explore the planning and analysis stages of the Software Development Lifecycle and discover effective project management methodologies to apply to your work.

COURSE 3

In this course, we’ll take a deep dive into software design principles, processes, and techniques. We explore use cases, develop user stories, and identify reusable solutions to common problems through software design.

COURSE 4 & 5

In this practice-led course, we develop programming knowledge and skills and learn how to apply key software development principles and techniques.

COURSE 6 & 7

In this course, we focus on developing code for databases and the web, including complex data connections and automation.

COURSE 8

In this course, apprentices will develop their knowledge and skills around software testing and deployment. Participants will employ testing frameworks and methodologies and apply structured problem-solving techniques to debug code and effectively resolve errors.

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FACTS & STATISTICS

We help our apprentices build sought-after digital skills. We nurture the skills and behaviours that will directly benefit your company and strengthen your business’s overall skillset, and that will more generally benefit your sector and help repair critical industry issues. Don’t believe us? Let’s look at the data.

40 MILLION

Technical jobs go unfulfilled due to a lack of skilled talent

2 YEARS

We have been the leading provider for Level 3 Junior Software Developer apprenticeships starts across England

99%

Of our software apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

99%

Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

40 MILLION

Technical jobs go unfulfilled due to a lack of skilled talent

2 YEARS

We have been the leading provider for Level 3 Junior Software Developer apprenticeships starts across England

99%

Of our software apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

99%

Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

WE’RE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH

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ABOUT BALTIC APPRENTICESHIPS

At Baltic Apprenticeships, we believe that apprenticeships are the most powerful tool in the world when it comes to skills development.

We’ve been delivering apprenticeships across England since 2007, and we were the first training provider to offer a completely digital approach to apprenticeship training.

Although we’re advocates of technology, we know that teaching life-changing skills needs a human touch. At Baltic, everything we do is built on a foundation of complete care.

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Learning on the job means you can apply what you learn very easily. It has also prepared me well for work after the apprenticeship as I have experience of how the company operates. You also get paid while learning which is nice as I am able to support myself.

George Fox – Software Developer Apprentice

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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

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Role Overview

Duration: 15 Months and up to 5 Months End Point Assessment.

As a Software Developer apprentice, your role will consist of creating and testing high-quality code. You will use programming languages and software development tools such as Java, Python, and C++.

You will be responsible for interpreting customer requirements from a design specification, planning and managing their contribution to the wider project, and creating effective software solutions.

Due to the nature of the role, you could be employed within a wide range of businesses and sectors – from SME games studios to finance multinationals. All corporations depend on software in some way to function!

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Salary Expectations

We are proud members of the Decent Wage Pledge and advocate for higher wages for our apprentices. The minimum salary we ask our employers to pay their apprentices is £13,000 though many of our employers pay their apprentices more than this!

Your salary as a Software Developer apprentice will vary dependent on your location, company size, and industry. The average salary for a Software Developer apprentice is between £18,000 to £24,000 per year. This salary amount will increase with experience, and apprentices who complete their training and obtain a permanent position can expect a salary increase!

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Skills Expansion Packs

We understand every business, workplace and job role is different. That’s why we go above and beyond the Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship standard.

Each programme has a Skills Expansion Pack, which was developed to nurture the digital skills the industry is asking for and give you the opportunity to gain the specialist certifications you need to become an industry expert. Our Skills Expansion Packs mean that our apprenticeship programmes can be tailored and personalised to suit individual roles, goals, and business needs.

To support our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship programme, our Skills Expansion Pack provides a range of self-study resources from Cisco and Sololearn, to encourage coding practice from day one.

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Professional Development

Our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship isn’t just for career starters; our programme can act as a powerful professional development route for those already working within the industry. If you currently work with software and you want to develop your digital skills, you can enrol on this apprenticeship programme through your current employer.

Enrolling on a professional development apprenticeship is guaranteed to provide you with new progression opportunities and help advance your career. Our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship will advance your software skills, broaden your industry knowledge, and ensure you stay up-to-date with industry best practices. Our curriculum will support your current role and provide you with an expert understanding of coding.

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OUR SKILLS EXPANSION PACKS INCLUDE

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TECHNICAL TRAINING

The technical training component of our Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship is split into five practice-led courses. Each practice-led course is then delivered across two days.

COURSE 1 & 2

This course builds an understanding of how to successfully manage software development activity within industry contexts. We explore the planning and analysis stages of the Software Development Lifecycle and discover effective project management methodologies to apply to your work.

COURSE 3

In this course, we’ll take a deep dive into software design principles, processes, and techniques. We explore use cases, develop user stories, and identify reusable solutions to common problems through software design.

COURSE 4 & 5

In this practice-led course, we develop programming knowledge and skills and learn how to apply key software development principles and techniques.

COURSE 6 & 7

In this course, we focus on developing code for databases and the web, including complex data connections and automation.

COURSE 8

In this course, apprentices will develop their knowledge and skills around software testing and deployment. Participants will employ testing frameworks and methodologies and apply structured problem-solving techniques to debug code and effectively resolve errors.

FACTS & STATISTICS

Our apprenticeships are made with your future employability in mind. We help you build the sought-after digital skills that will improve your overall employability, alongside benefitting your chosen sector and helping repair critical industry issues. Don’t believe us? Let’s look at the data.

40 MILLION

Technical jobs go unfulfilled due to a lack of skilled talent

2 YEARS

We have been the leading provider for Level 3 Junior Software Developer apprenticeships starts across England

99%

Of our software apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

99%

Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

40 MILLION

Technical jobs go unfulfilled due to a lack of skilled talent

2 YEARS

We have been the leading provider for Level 3 Junior Software Developer apprenticeships starts across England

99%

Of our software apprentices received a Pass or higher upon completion of their apprenticeship

99%

Of our 2021/2022 learners confirmed they are in paid employment or further education

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1-2-1 COACHING & SUPPORT

Everything we do is built with our learners in mind. To ensure our learners receive the appropriate level of coaching and overall support, each learner has a designated coach that will support them throughout the entirety of their apprenticeship.

Our approach is designed to empower our learners to achieve their full potential, and we take great pride in offering personalised and comprehensive support. We understand that each individual has unique learning needs, goals, and challenges, and we strive to provide tailored support to help our apprentices succeed in their apprenticeship journey.

Working alongside our coaches, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Team. Their main responsibilities are to keep each of our learners safe and protect them from physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, cyberbullying, radicalisation, among other safeguarding concerns, and provide physical and mental health support and advice.

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BALTIC COMMUNITY

We know that apprentices don’t always get the opportunity to network with other apprentices. We wanted to change that! Who better to talk to about your apprenticeship programme than others on the same journey?

All our learners are invited to join our Baltic Community platform, which aims to build a sense of community and camaraderie for our apprentices. We have created a safe space for learners to connect with other like-minded professionals, access support from their peers and coaches, and generally make the most out of their exciting apprenticeship journey!

It is here that our apprentices can access a range of personal and professional development resources, enrol on our tailored training courses, and book Baltic Live events.

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WE’RE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH

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I had already done prior learning through my degree, and an apprenticeship appealed to me as it ensures that I can learn on the job rather than being sat in lectures. Apprenticeships are a great way to add value to both the apprentice and the employer as the skills an apprentice learns can serve to greatly enhance the business and provide extra insight.

Tom Fisher – Software Developer Apprentice

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