Software Tester Level 3
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.
About the Course
The purpose of this Qualification is to produce well-trained people who can conduct a practical investigation to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software product or service under test. It will provide learners with both theoretical and practical learning to develop their ability as software testers in the workplace.
Typical Job Roles
Software Test Analyst
Software Tester Manager
Quality Assurance Analyst
Quality Assurance Team leader
As the employer, you’ll set the selection criteria – this typically includes one or more of the following:
- Five GCSEs and / or A levels
- Level 4 apprenticeship
- Other relevant qualifications or experience
- Aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths
Software Tester Level 5
Method of Delivery
Delivery will be in partnership with employers and adopt a blended approach of on and off the job training and professional development. Apprentices will receive training and mentoring in the workplace and knowledge, skills and behaviour development at City College of London through classroom-based activities.
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