Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development - Fast-track


19 Aug 2021


01 Apr 2022

The Foundation Apprenticeship Software Development Fast Track is for pupils in S5 and S6. You will complete a National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF level 6 in Software Development. You will also complete an extended work placement during which you will work towards the Diploma for IT & Telecommunications Professionals.The NPA will include units in:Software Design and DevelopmentComputing: Applications DevelopmentComputing: Authoring a WebsiteYou will also undertake workbased learning during which you will attend an extended work experience with an industry partner equivalent to a day a week. During that time, you will develop essential skills for the workplace and be assessed on your performance in each of the following areas:Health and Safety in IT & TelecomInvestigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT & Telecoms SystemsPupils completing this Foundation Apprenticeship Fast Track programme will be expected to undertake both coursework and work based learning elements within the same year. Pupils will also be expected to work on course assignments out with normal course times. Generally spending equivalent of a day and a half a week in college, and a day a week on placement. We recommend that applicants for the one-year delivery model only study 3 additional school based courses alongside the Foundation Apprenticeship.

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Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development


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Entry requirements

Achieved National 5sInterested in learning about the industryCapable of working at level 6 (Higher) over S5 and S6

Progression opportunities

Education: Modern Apprenticeship, HNC in Software Development or related field, university course in various computing subjects.Employment: roles such as IT software developer (including apps and games), web developer, database administrator, cyber security.


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