Software Developer


Industry Group Digital Industries
City & Guilds' current offers in this sector

City & Guilds currently offers SASE Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals - Level 4 – that the new standards will replace.

Employers involved in creating these standards

IBM, Accenture, BA, BT, Capgemini, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, John Lewis, Lloyds, Microsoft, NCA, The Royal, Signals, Telefonica, The Test Factory, Virgin Media, Visa and BCS - Chartered Institute of IT.

Apprenticeship Level Level 4
Minimum duration of Apprenticeship Minimum duration of apprenticeship will be 24 months.
Funding band Band 5
Are qualifications included in the assessment plans?

New Knowledge modules are being developed. City & Guilds is to provide proxy units as part of the qualification to “recognise” use of Vendor certification.

Anticipated go-live date July 2015
More information available at: This apprenticeship standard information is still being finalised and is subject to change. For further information visit:


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Tech partnership

For more information on the new Trailblazer apprenticeship standard for Software Developer, please read the information provided by Tech Partnership:

Employers Software Developers Leaflet

Training Providers Software Developer Leaflet

Assessment Plan

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