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.
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.
Applicants will need A Levels, a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.
Applicants are required to have gained a Level 2 English and maths (GCSE Grades 9-4 / A-C).
- Synoptic Project - A five-day assessment written around a chosen topic area
- Summative Portfolio - This provides evidence against the standard based on the application of knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to real projects in the work environment.
- Employer Reference - A written statement from the employer with their conclusion on how the apprentice has performed in the workplace and how they have applied their knowledge, skills and behaviours across allocated projects throughout the apprenticeship.
- Interview - This provides an opportunity for further evidence to be gathered or explored in more detail. The conversation will be steered towards the specific knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out in the standard.
- Network Principles
- Network Systems and Architecture
- Network Security