Level 4 Apprenticeship Network Engineer

Level: 4

Length: 18-24 months

Who is this for?

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

What will be covered?

What will be gained?

  • Network Design
  • Install and configure networks
  • Optimise network performance
  • Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Network software, hardware and operating systems
  • Level 4 Diploma ICT Professional Competence
  • CCNA
  • C&G 3667-03 Design & Planning
  • CompTIA Server +
  • CompTIA Security +
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation
End Point Assessment

How is this course delivered?

The End Point Assessment will comprise:

  • Summative portfolio
  • Synoptic project
  • Employer reference
  • Interview
  • Classroom training
  • eLearning
  • Mentor support
  • Webinars

Employee Under 19 years old

Employee 19 years or older

Programme Cost

Government Contribution to Employer* Programme Cost
£100 per month for 18 months £1000

£100 per month for 18 months

*Incentive – £500 paid to the employer at month 3 and £500 paid to the employer at month 12

Who can do this course?

Age limit – This programme is open to anyone over 16. There is no age restriction.

Engineers should have at least 3 years experience.

Engineers must be:

  • Employed for at least 30 hours per week
  • Have a contract of employment
  • Be paid at least the minimum wage
  • Not personally contribute to the cost of the programme
  • Have the right to work in the UK

End Point Assessment

To complete this programme all participants will need to complete the end point assessment. This is conducted by an independent assessment organisation. There are 4 elements to this end point assessment.

Summative Portfolio

Employer Reference

Provides evidence against the totality of the standard, based on the application of knowledge, competence and behaviours to real work projects in the work environment. This is key to ensure the validity of the final assessment decision. Provides the employer’s perspective on how the apprentice has performed in the workplace and how they have applied their knowledge, competencies and behaviours in work projects.
Synoptic Project Interview
Provides evidence against a selected set of knowledge, competencies and behaviours against a predefined project undertaken in a controlled environment. This is key to ensure consistency and comparability, increasing the accuracy of the assessment decision.

Provides an opportunity for further evidence to be gathered and/or evidence to be explored in more detail against any of the knowledge, competence or behaviours. This also increases accuracy and validity.

Functional Skills

As this is a funded apprenticeship programme if engineers to do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in Maths they must complete Functional Skills Maths Level 2 and if they do not hold a GCSE grade C or above in English they must complete Functional Skills English Level 2