Software Tester

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This is a Level 4 apprenticeship, typically lasting 24 months and is for employers looking to recruit and train people who 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.

Job roles include:

  • Software Testers
  • Software Test Analysts



ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level and BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing are the only mandatory internationally recognised qualifications approved for this standard.

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Apprenticeship standards

For details on qualification description, criteria, duration and competencies.

Hardware, Network, Cloud and Infrastructure

Cyber Security

Software Development


Digital Marketing


*In development, apprentice registrations are being accepted for all BCS Standards listed