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The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. The customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.
Typical Job Roles
Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Games Developer, Software Developer.
Apprentices must achieve one internationally recognised vendor or professional qualification and also a knowledge module. SGS has elected to deliver the on-programme learning using the combination listed below. These must both be passed before the end point assessment can take place.
Apprentices will have their Knowledge and Technical Understanding formally
assessed at relevant times during their apprenticeship. Evidence will be
collated within a portfolio of evidence.
Those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration onto the register of IT technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.
Resources will be available through Smart Assessor, the e-portfolio platform used by the college for apprentices.
English and Maths
Level 2 English and maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.
On Programme Assessment
The apprentice will carry out work as defined by their employer, select evidence from their portfolio and pass the tests for underpinning knowledge and understanding.
The employer creates opportunities for the apprentice to carry out work and produce outcomes and then confirms that apprentice is ready for end point assessment.
End Point Assessment
The end point assessment includes an assessment of all the requirements of the standard, including, competencies, skills, knowledge and behaviours. It takes place in the final few months of the apprenticeship, using four assessment methods:
- Employer reference
This is produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship, usually towards the end, and which, taken together, cover the totality of the standard, and which is assessed as part of the end point assessment.
This giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day to day workplace.
Provides the employer’s perspective on how the apprentice has performed in the workplace and how they have applied their knowledge, competencies and behaviours in work projects.
Structured Interview with an assessor - exploring what has been produced in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced
An independent assessor will assess each element of the end point assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.
Our recommended End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) is
Course information last updated: Friday 26th February 2021 @ 8.30am (1 day ago)