Rita Charitable Trust

Free Junior Software Developer (1year Diploma Course)

Brief Job Description: -Individuals in this job are assigned one of the many entry level roles in the software industry including support and help desk, testing, user interaction design, maintenance, enhancement, development and documentation. They are responsible for assisting in performing the key activities and tasks involved in the assigned role.

Personal Attributes:- This job requires the individual to be flexible and operate under supervision for the area of work he/she is aligned to. The individual should have the necessary technical competency and be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively. He/she should also have a willingness to learn and undertake a desk job entailing long hours Junior Software Developer.

Assist in performing software construction and software testing entry-level tasks in the IT Services industry Junior Software Developer:-

To be competent, you must be able to:

PC1. demonstrate basic computer and internet literacy including operating a computer, describing its major components and how they work, using Windows and Linux OS, operating a browser, searching the internet, managing mails and using social internet media.

PC2. demonstrate aptitude for analyzing information and making logical conclusions.

 PC3. demonstrate knowledge of the foundational mathematical concepts in computing.

PC4. design algorithms to solve problems and convert them into code using the appropriate programming language constructs.

 PC5. read and execute a test case and record the outcome in the appropria tetemplate.

PC6. be able to communicate effectively with appropriate people w.r.t. assigned roles in simple English – both oral and written.

Manage your work to meet requirements Junior Software Developer:-

To be competent on the job, you must be able to:

 PC1. establish and agree your work requirements with appropriate people

 PC2. keep your immediate work area clean and tidy Junior Software Developer.

PC3. utilize your time effectively

 PC4. use resources correctly and efficiently

 PC5. treat confidential information correctly

 PC6. work in line with your organization’s policies and procedures

 PC7. work within the limits of your job role

 PC8. obtain guidance from appropriate people, where necessary

PC9. ensure your work meets the agreed requirements

Work effectively with colleagues Junior Software Developer:-

To be competent, you must be able to:

 PC1. communicate with colleagues clearly, concisely and accurately

PC2. work with colleagues to integrate your work effectively with them Junior Software Developer.

PC3. pass on essential information to colleagues in line with organizational requirements

 PC4. work in ways that show respect for colleagues

 PC5. carry out commitments you have made to colleagues

PC6. let colleagues know in good time if you cannot carry out your commitments, explaining the reasons

PC7. identify any problems you have working with colleagues and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8. follow the organization’s policies and procedures for working with colleagues

Maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment Junior Software Developer:-

To be competent, you must be able to:

PC1. comply with your organization’s current health, safety and security policies and procedures

 PC2. report any identified breaches in health, safety, and security policies and procedures to the designated person

PC3. identify and correct any hazards that you can deal with safely, competently and within the limits of your authority

 PC4. report any hazards that you are not competent to deal with to the relevant person in line with organizational procedures and warn other people who may be affected

 PC5. follow your organization’s emergency procedures promptly, calmly, and efficiently Junior Software Developer.

 PC6. identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety, and security to the designated person

PC7. complete any health and safety records legibly and accurately

Provide data/information in standard formats Junior Software Developer:-

To be competent, you must be able to:

 PC1. establish and agree with appropriate people the data/information you need to provide, the formats in which you need to provide it, and when you need to provide it

PC2. obtain the data/information from reliable sources

 PC3. check that the data/information is accurate, complete and up-to-date

 PC4. obtain advice or guidance from appropriate people where there are problems with the data/information

PC5. carry out rule-based analysis of the data/information, if required

 PC6. insert the data/information into the agreed formats

 PC7. check the accuracy of your work, involving colleagues where required Junior Software Developer.

 PC8. report any unresolved anomalies in the data/information to appropriate people

 PC9. provide complete, accurate and up-to-date data/information to the appropriate people in the required formats on time

Develop your knowledge, skills and competence:-

To be competent, you must be able to:

 PC1. obtain advice and guidance from appropriate people to develop your knowledge, skills and competence

 PC2. identify accurately the knowledge and skills you need for your job role

PC3. identify accurately your current level of knowledge, skills and competence and any learning and development needs

 PC4. agree with appropriate people a plan of learning and development activities to address your learning needs

 PC5. undertake learning and development activities in line with your plan

 PC6. apply your new knowledge and skills in the workplace, under supervision

 PC7. obtain feedback from appropriate people on your knowledge and skills and Junior Software Developer.

how effectively you apply them

 PC8. review your knowledge, skills and competence regularly and take appropriate action

Guidelines for Assessment:-

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack (QP) will be created by the Sector Skill Council (SSC). Each performance criteria (PC) will be assigned Theory and Skill/Practical marks proportional to its importance in
  2.   The assessment will be conducted online through assessment providers authorised by
  3.  Format of questions will include a variety of styles suitable to the PC being tested such as multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, situational judgment test, simulation and programming test
  4.  To pass a QP, a trainee should pass each individual NOS. Standard passing criteria for each NOS is 70%. 5. For latest details on the assessment criteria,

 ( Assist in performing software construction and software testing entrylevel tasks in the IT Services Industry):-

PC 1. demonstrate basic computer and internet literacy including operating a computer, describing its major components and how they work, using Windows and Linux OS, operating a browser, searching the internet, managing mails and using social internet media

PC 2. demonstrate aptitude for analyzing information and making logical conclusions

PC 3. demonstrate knowledge of the foundational mathematical concepts in computing

PC 4. design algorithms to solve problems and convert them into code using the appropriate programming language constructs.

 PC 5. read and execute a test case and record the outcome in the appropriate template

(Manage your work to meet requirements):-

PC1. establish and agree your work requirements with appropriate people Junior Software Developer.

PC2. keep your immediate work area clean and tidy

PC3. utilize your time effectively

PC4. use resources correctly and efficiently

PC5. treat confidential information correctly

PC6. work in line with your organization’s policies and procedures

PC7. work within the limits of your job role

PC8. obtain guidance from appropriate people, where necessary

PC9. ensure your work meets the agreed requirements

 (Work effectively with colleagues):-

PC1. communicate with colleagues clearly, concisely and accurately

PC2. work with colleagues to integrate your work effectively with theirs Junior Software Developer.

PC3. pass on essential information to colleagues in line with organizational requirements

PC4. work in ways that show respect for colleagues

PC5. carry out commitments you have made to colleagues

PC6. let colleagues know in good time if you cannot carry out your commitments, explaining the reasons

PC7. identify any problems you have working with colleagues and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8. follow the organization’s policies and procedures for working with colleagues

(Provide data/information in standard formats):-

PC1. establish and agree with appropriate people the data/information you need to provide, the formats in which you need to provide it, and when you need to provide it

PC2. obtain the data/information from reliable sources Junior Software Developer.

PC3. check that the data/information is accurate, complete and up-to-date

PC4. obtain advice or guidance from appropriate people where there are problems with the data/information

PC5. carry out rule-based analysis of the data/information, if required

PC6. insert the data/information into the agreed formats

PC7. check the accuracy of your work, involving colleagues where required Junior Software Developer.

PC8. report any unresolved anomalies in the data/information to appropriate people

PC9. provide complete, accurate and up-to-date data/information to the appropriate people in the required formats on time

(Develop your knowledge, skills and competence):-

PC1. obtain advice and guidance from appropriate people to develop your knowledge, skills and competence

PC2. identify accurately the knowledge and skills you need for your job role

PC3. identify accurately your current level of knowledge, skills and competence and any learning and development needs

PC4. agree with appropriate people a plan of learning and development activities to address your learning needs

PC5. undertake learning and development activities in line with your plan

 PC6. apply your new  knowledge and skills in the workplace, under supervision

PC7. obtain feedback from appropriate people on your knowledge and skills and how effectively you apply them

PC8. review your knowledge, skills and competence regularly and take appropriate action

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company/ organization and its processes):-

You need to know and understand:-

 KA1. your organization’s procedures and guidelines for developing your knowledge, skills and competence and your role and responsibilities in relation to this

KA2. the importance of developing your knowledge, skills and competence to you and your organization

 KA3. different methods used by your organization to review skills and knowledge including:  ·training need analysis

·  skills need analysis

·  performance appraisals

· KA4. how to review your knowledge and skills against your job role using different methods and analysis

 KA5. different types of learning and development activities available for your job role and how to access these

 KA6. how to produce a plan to address your learning and development needs, who to agree it with and the importance of undertaking the planned activities

 KA7. different types of support available to help you plan and undertake learning and development activities and how to access these

 KA8. why it is important to maintain records of your learning and development

KA9. methods of obtaining and accepting feedback from appropriate people on your knowledge skills and competence

 KA10. how to use feedback to develop in your job role

Technical Knowledge:-

You need to know and understand:

KB1. the knowledge and skills required in your job role

 KB2. your current learning and development needs in relation to your job role

KB3. different types of learning styles and methods including those that help you learn best

 KB4. the importance of taking responsibility for your own learning and development

 KB5. to the importance of learning and practicing new concepts, theory and how to apply these in the work environment or on samples.

 KB6. how to explore sample problems and apply solutions

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:-

You need to know and understand how to:

SA1. complete accurate, well written work with attention to detail

Reading Skills:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SA2. read instructions, guidelines, procedures, rules and service level agreements

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills):-

You need to know and understand how to:

SA3. listen effectively and orally communicate information accurately

Professional Skills:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SB1. follow rule-based decision-making processes

 SB2. make a decision on a suitable course of action

Plan and Organize:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SB3. plan and organize your work to achieve targets and deadlines

Customer Centricity:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SB4. check that your own work meets customer requirements

SB5. meet and exceed customer expectations

Problem Solving:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SB6. apply problem solving approaches in different situations

Analytical Thinking:-

You need to know and understand how to:

SB7. configure data and disseminate relevant information to others

Critical Thinking:-

You need to know and understand how to:

SB8. apply balanced judgments to different situations

Attention to Detail:-

You need to know and understand how to:

 SB9. check your work is complete and free from errors

 SB10. get your work checked by peers

Team Working:-

You need to know and understand how to:

SB11. work effectively in a team environment

Technical Skills :-

You need to know and understand how to:

SC1. use information technology effectively, to input and/or extract data accurately

 SC2. validate and update data

 SC3. identify and refer anomalies in data

SC4. store and retrieve information

SC5. share information using standard formats and templates

SC6. keep up to date with changes, procedures and practices in your role