IT: Software Development

Foundation Apprenticeship


What's IT: Software Development like?

Gaming, virtual reality, cyber security – the digital world is changing fast. You could help decide where it goes next.

It's a great time to work in the industry. With this Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for roles that are in demand now and in the future. They could include:

  • software developer

  • web developer

  • database administrator

  • network manager

As a software or web developer, you could create programs, robotic systems, apps and websites. As a database administrator or network manager you could design and build computer systems.

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Entry requirements

If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.

How does it work?

You'll do the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects with an employer and a learning provider, such as a college. It'll give you an industry-recognised qualification that's great for your CV.

Read our brilliant info on the IT: Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship to see how it all works!

How long will it take?

You'll do your Foundation Apprenticeship over 1 or 2 years starting in S5 or S6. You'll usually do a work placement of about 1 day a week. 

How to apply

If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.

Use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then fill out the form that comes next, to let us know you're interested. We'll get back to you with more information.