Microsoft Software & Web Development Apprenticeship

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Shape the future of technology. QA's pioneering software developer apprenticeship puts the IT sector's most sought-after skills at the fingertips of the UK's young people. Commands, queries, multiple languages - QA Apprentices can code them all.
This programme turns enthusiastic geeks and bedroom hackers into coding masters. Available in three pathways for C#, Java and Open Source (Scotland only), it combines relevant QA training with mentoring and assessment in the workplace.

We teach and assess these skills to industry standards ensuring they are applied on the job:

  • Object-oriented programming
  • Web and systems development
  • SQL data modelling
  • Event-driven programming
  • Open Source (available in Scotland only):
-Object-oriented programming
-Web and systems development
-SQL data modelling
-Event-driven programming

After 12 - 14 months each apprentice will be a skilled developer working with working with minimal support.

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Key Qualifications:

  • Key units for C# or Java
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Core, object-oriented and event-driven programming
  • Data modelling and SQL
  • Web and desktop applications

Key units for Open Source (Scotland only):

  • Diploma in ICT and Telecommunications Professional SCQF6
  • Progression to Diploma in ICT and Telecommunications Professional SCQF8
  • Data modelling and SQL
  • Web and desktop applications
  • Python programming
  • Alignment to ZEND Certified Developer
  • MTA in software development fundamentals
  • MySQL developer 1

Ideal job roles:

  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • Testers
  • Coders


  • England: Ideally 7 GCSEs (C and above) including Maths and English
  • Scotland: 5 Standard grades (Level 1 - 3) OR 5 National Qualifications (Grades A to C), both qualifications must include Maths and English


  • MTA - Software Development Fundamentals
  • OCA - Java SE7 Programmer
  • City & Guilds Level 3 IT certification

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 547 days
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