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.

24 Months

Most employers will set their own entry requirements for this qualification however they are likely to include 2 or more A Levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or any other relevant qualification or experience.

On Programme Assessment

Technical knowledge and understanding is assessed on programme through all the modules.

End Point Assessment

A portfolio – presented towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship.

A project – giving the apprentice the opportunity to undertake a business-related project over a one-week period away from the day-to-day workplace.

An employer reference

A structured interview with an assessor – exploring what has been presented in the portfolio and the project as well as looking at how it has been produced.

Upon completion learner can progress towards degree level qualification at university or degree level apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship has links with the entry to IISP Associate Membership, on completing the apprenticeship students are eligible to apply to register for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Currently due to COVID 19 we are teaching online learning. All of our classes are conducted through online Microsoft Teams or Zoom. All of our assessments are also submitted through online systems and feedback is provided to the learners. If any learners will need extra support, we will provide 1-to-1 tutorials to mee their learning needs. However, we will move towards campus-based studies upon the government guidelines and needs of our employers and apprentices.