Our Level 4 (Higher) Network Engineer Apprenticeship will require you to apply your skills and knowledge in understanding with the primary role of designing, installing, maintaining and supporting 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.
You will be required to understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance to others in the workplace.
During the Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship you will acquire technical competencies, understanding and knowledge in several areas linked to the role of a Network Engineer. These will include Research, Basic Theory, Network Design, Installation and Configuration, Network Optimisation and Performance, Testing and Diagnostics, Troubleshooting and Upgrading, Integration, Written and Maintenance of Daily/Weekly/Monthly and Annual Records.
You will do this in the work place, at College and by examination, vendor qualifications and the creation and writing of case studies/projects. The completion of mini assignments will also be necessary to test your acquired knowledge and understanding.
The entry qualifications for the Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship are a Level 3 qualification in an associated subject including English and Maths, or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2 or above.
You will also need to be in a relevant job role.
The Network Engineer Apprenticeship will take you 18 - 24 months to complete.
You will be expected to attend College for at least 10-12 days of study with any given one year period. These dates will be made available to both yourself and the employer at the start of your apprenticeship.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
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