Level 3 Software Development Technician

Level 3

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.


Level 3 Software Development Technician.


15 months plus EPA

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The Software Development Technician will support by helping to create computer programmes.

They will interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision. The approach will typically include implementing code, building on code that other team members have developed, to produce the required component.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but a 4/C or above in English and Maths GCSE is desirable. A keen interest in this field is essential. Prior experience is not necessary, but useful and should be supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

You will understand: 


  • The business context and market environment for software development
  • The structure of software applications
  • All stages of the software development lifecycle
  • The role of configuration management and version control systems and how to apply them
  • How to test their code (e.g. unit testing)
  • Different methodologies that can be used for software development
  • The particular context for the development platform (whether web, mobile, or desktop applications)
  • Your role within the software development team
  • How to implement code following a logical approach
  • How code integrates into the wider project
  • How to follow a set of functional and non-functional requirements
  • The end user context for the software development activity
  • How to connect code to specified data sources
  • Database normalisation
  • Why there is a need to follow good coding practices
  • The principles of good interface design
  • The importance of building in security to software at the development stage

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintains productive, professional and secure working environment



Charlotte Musselle


Working with Access Creative has helped to enhance our business. Their onboarding process was super thorough, giving us all the information and assistance we needed. The team didn’t just offer advice; they provided us with expert insights to help us make the right choices. It’s clear they’re committed to giving apprentices top-notch training whilst being super supportive to us companies.

Find out more about Giggabox here.

Noreen Riordan

Entec Sound & Light

The Live Event Technician L3 Apprenticeship, run by Access Industry, is an engaging course with great content and appropriate industry knowledge that translates well into the workplace.

It is an excellent opportunity for students to earn as they learn a trade while being supported in their development by tutors who know and care about the Creative Industry.

Overall, I am pleased and recommend that anyone wishing to enter the creative industry look at the courses available.

Find out more about Entec here.

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