Network Engineer

As a network engineer, you will 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 the staff, clients, customers and suppliers who use them. 

In this level 4 apprenticeship, you’ll learn to work with network components including switches, routers and firewalls, and how to optimise the performance of network systems and services. You’ll be able to take a structured approach to troubleshooting network issues, repair faults and upgrade systems. 

This qualification will help you to excel in job roles including Network Technician, Systems Engineer and Network Administrator.

Course Content

Knowledge

Can install and configure network components, including switches, routers and firewalls. Can optimise the performance of network systems and services. 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 log and respond to network service calls and provide technical network support to end-users as required.

Behaviours

Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.

Skills

Note down the outcomes of tests and keep accurate test records and reports; compare test results against expected results and acceptance criteria and through traceability to requirement.

Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
  • Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

Funding available. For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.

15-18 months

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