Software Tester Level 4

Role Profile

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.

Our Aim

About the Course

The course equips learners with the advanced technical skills they need for their role, developing a core set of technical and academic skills. Whilst gaining on the job experience within a dynamic systems environment. Using structured testing techniques you will assist in designing test conditions and carrying out reviews on product functionality and security requirements. You will assist in the analysis and creation of test plans and test data, as well recording test results and helping to maintain test records.


Typical Job Roles

  • Software Tester
  • Software Test Analyst

Entry Requirements

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 3 apprenticeship
  • Other relevant qualifications or experience
  • Aptitude test, with a focus on functional maths


  • Software Tester Level 4
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
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Career Progression

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.


24 months

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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