Level 4 Software Tester

The primary role of a Software Tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.

Level 4

Up to 24 months

Maximum Funding for Employers: £18000

Start Date: Once a month

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

Progression Plan:
Software Tester, Software Test Analyst

Professional recognition and certification:
You will be able to apply for entry onto the professional register of IT technicians (RITTech) to benchmark and confirm your professional competence. Apprenticeship progression routes are also available in a relevant pathway of the BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree.


  • Section 1: Understand the software development lifecycle, the various methodologies and the roles and responsibilities within the software development stages.
  • Section 2: Develop foundational programming skills in one of either Applications, C#, Python or Java Fundamentals course to enable them to comprehend the code that they test and also allow them to automate testing tasks through scripting.
  • Section 3: Fundamental concepts of software testing
  • Section 4: Deeper understanding of software development practices with emphasis on software testing as an integral part of the agile software development approach
  • Section 5: Test analysis, test design, test implementation and testing execution in the software development lifecycle models and apply testing tools to support the various testing activities


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