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The network engineer programme is designed for data and fibre engineers who have completed the level 3 programme and would like to advance in their careers to become network engineers. This role is for advanced engineers who will plan and manage network installations.

The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance.

Typical Job Roles: Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 to 24 months.

How is this apprenticeship delivered?

This programme has been designed for experienced structured network engineers who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge of all aspects of network technology. The apprenticeship is delivered through block courses, webinars and online learning.

By the end of this programme you will also have completed the following modules:

  • Level 4 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
  • CCNA Parts 1&2
  • City & Guilds 3667-03 Design and Planning
  • CompTIA Server +
  • CompTIA Security +
  • PRINCE2 Foundation

This is a high-level course and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your credentials.

Completing the apprenticeship

This is an apprenticeship standard so all apprentices have to go through the endpoint assessment process, also known as EPA. To complete the endpoint, apprentices will be required to:

  • Complete a synoptic project
  • Develop an online portfolio
  • Pass 3 knowledge modules (multiple choice)
  • Complete a discussion with an endpoint assessor

At the end apprentices will be able to qualify for their advanced data comms specialist card (gold)

Curriculum Plan

The curriculum plan sets out what will be covered throughout the programme and how it is sequenced. Please click on the L, P or A icons to see the detail.

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