Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship

Software Tester Level 4 Apprenticeship

The main role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Additionally, you would typically design and prepare test plans and also conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure the product is fit for purpose. It is also the job of a Software Tester to document these testing activities and report results.

In this apprenticeship you will develop a good understanding of the software lifecycle, together with software development practices.

Contact

If you have any questions or queries relating to apprenticeships, please contact the apprenticeship team: apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk

Delivery and assessment

This apprenticeship standard has been developed with the help of employers such as: IBM, Capgemini, Microsoft, Cisco, BT, HP, The Royal Signals, Lowe and Partners, Qinetiq, Weboo, 4Ps Marketing, Fujitsu, Accenture, Atos, CGI, Visa, Contentive, Thales, Ticket Master, NCA and Virgin Media.

There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship, which is called a Standard. This Standard includes:

A Knowledge-Based Qualification

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level

  • BCS Intermediate Software Tester

  • ISTQB Agile Tester

  • Operational BCS Software Methodologies and HTML5

On Programme Assessment

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Technical knowledge and understanding

  • Assessment of behaviours and skills

  • Technical Competencies

Functional Skills

  • Maths, English at Level 2

End-Point Assessment

  • Summative Portfolio

  • Synoptic Project

  • Employer Reference

  • Interview

Example job roles

Jobs in this sector include a Software Tester and Software Test Analyst

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this would typically include five GCSEs; A-levels; a Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and also experience; or an aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.

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