Level 4 Network Engineer Standard

Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Level 4 Network Engineer Standard

Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: L4NE Duration: 2.5 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    


About the course

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

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Your course

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day every week.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Can design simple networks from a well-defined specification and apply appropriate security products and processes
    • Can install and configure network components, including switches, routers and firewalls
    • Can optimise the performance of network systems and services
    • Can monitor, test and adjust network systems and performance to meet accepted standards using diagnostic tools, analysers and other equipment
    • Can apply diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the causes of network performance issues
    • Can apply structured approaches to troubleshooting network issues and repair faults in hardware, software products and the network
    • Can undertake system upgrades to network hardware, software and operating systems
    • Can integrate network related software into an existing network environment
    • Can interpret written requirements and technical specifications for network activities and maintain accurate records of network maintenance activities
    • Can log and respond to network service calls and provide technical network support to end users as required
    • Can document work done in accordance with agreed procedures
    • Can operate within the parameters of service level agreements, standards and/or agreed response times
    • Can operate effectively in the business environment and responds to business issues related to network engineering
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

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Your future

What Next?

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.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Applicants must be aged 16 and over with a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*- C or 9 - 4 (or equivalent) to include Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment. This programme is suitable for job roles such as Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Adminstrator.

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