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
Maths, English at Level 2
Jobs in this sector include a Software Tester and Software Test Analyst
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.
If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.