Call for applications: Software Development Programme

Become part of our network of Alpha Geeks looking to collaborate and build a career in Software Development!


Join CapaCiTi’s no-cost, full-time, 18-month development programme and improve your knowledge in full-stack web development from basics to advanced techniques.


This programme takes place over 18 months, with the first 6 months spent on Campus at CapaCiTi and the following 12 months spent with our partner Younglings to develop and grow your skills.


The CapaCiTi campus-based training programme combines unit standards from the National Certificate in Information Technology (Systems Development). This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand software development from basics to intermediate techniques. Practical applications include both front and back-end technologies, including modules in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Java.


Your work placement will be with Younglings who are dedicated to creating an environment for young people who aspire to become Software Developers and are passionate about the craft.  During your Younglings placement, you will be encouraged to think deeply about new Digital Products that will improve your world and will explore and create new products through interaction, application, and advancement.  This part of the programme gives you exposure to the working environment and allows you to choose a pathway to build your career on – Front End, Back End, Mobile, Data Science, or Cyber Security.


The programme will offer the following:

  • Training in Software Development principles
  • Work experience with set requirements and outcomes
  • Industry-specific knowledge, experience, and application
  • A structured workforce development plan
  • Ongoing mentorship and assessment


What is expected of me if I join?

  • Complete CapaCiTi campus-based experiential learning and training for 6 months
  • Take part in a Younglings placement to Build Your Own Future as a Software Developer for a further 12 months
  • Complete and submit assessments and projects as required throughout the programme
  • Complete practical workplace activities on time and to a high standard
  • Participate in all activities, tasks, and workshops
  • Engage with professional development workshops, activities, teamwork, and reflection for personal growth


What are the course modules?

  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to CSS
  • Bootstrap Overview
  • JavaScript Fundamentals
  • JQuery
  • Python Fundamentals
  • Introduction to DJango


What will I gain at the end of the programme?

  • A highly practical and comprehensive understanding of web and programming technologies
  • Versatility in Front End and Back-End Development
  • An understanding of how data is captured, stored, and accessed in databases
  • The opportunity to learn core real-world programming principles through many practical examples
  • The opportunity to specialize in one of the following guilds whilst at Younglings: Front End, Back End, Mobile, Data Science, Cyber Security
  • Practical coding skills required for a career in your chosen pathway
  • In-depth knowledge and skills to add to your CV and grow your career potential


Apply now:


To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Provide your certificate of highest academic achievement
  • Have no criminal record and a clean credit history
  • Have a minimum NQF level 6 qualification, ideally with an IT focus
  • Either self-taught and/or had prior IT training
  • Competent in current technologies and have the desire to follow a career in IT
  • South African nationality
  • Between the age range of 18 to 35 years old
  • Be under or unemployed at the time of application
  • Able to attend full-time training Monday to Friday
  • Able to commit to the full 18-month programme and committed to completing it
  • Be available from January 2023


Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.