IT: Software Development
What's IT: Software Development like?
With this apprenticeship you’ll learn all about designing, building and testing software. You'll work with new and emerging technologies and a wide range of people in a fast-paced, growing sector. You'll also understand how software development fits into a business environment.
We've worked with colleges, universities and industry employers to create this qualification. You'll gain the skills and knowledge the industry expects from a graduate - and earn yourself a degree.
You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10. When you complete it you'll achieve the following qualification(s):
BSc (Honours) degree in IT: Software Development at SCQF Level 10
A Graduate Apprenticeship is much more than getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a range of useful experience and skills such as:
software development processes
designing, building and testing solutions in a range of contexts or domains
working with conflicting project objectives and finding compromises
understanding current theories, models, and techniques
negotiating and communicating with stakeholders
learning new models, techniques, and technologies as they emerge
embedding cyber security resilience throughout the software development life cycle
The key content areas which make up the IT: Software Development Graduate Apprenticeship are:
Personal and interpersonal
Project software and development management
Your Graduate Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
working with others
These skills are crucial for your future life and career as they help you to:
cope and excel during change
collaborate with others
You could work in lots of different areas, such as:
database architecture and development
Entry requirements for Graduate Apprenticeships vary by course and institution.
Each vacancy advert tells you what qualifications you need to start the apprenticeship. Or you can contact the university for guidance on entry requirements.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll study at university about 1 day a week. When you complete the apprenticeship you’ll have achieved an honours degree.
How long will it take?
This is a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree level) and will take up to 4 years to complete.
You might complete the apprenticeship in a shorter time. That’s because you might have prior learning or experience that can be taken into consideration. This means you don’t have to repeat some parts of the qualification.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.