What's covered?

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework. Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate. Apprentices must achieve one knowledge module or vendor/ professional qualification from each of the five sections in the list below.

Knowledge Module 1: City and Guilds - Network Principles L4 or CCNA1 + 2 or Network+

Knowledge Module 2: City and Guilds - Network Systems and Architecture L4 or MCP Server Virtualisation - Windows Server Hyper V or MCP MS Exchange Server or MCP Server 2012 or MCP Windows Administrator or Server+

Knowledge Module 3: City and Guilds - Network Security L4 Or Security+ Or CCNA Security Or MTA Cloud and Mobility

What do you need?

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

How you are assessed

Fully equipped computer labs with computer systems, servers and networking equipment to meet the needs of all the Training Provider Actions. Employer support working in conjunction with the assigned training provider assessor to provide opportunities for Technical competencies in simple network design, installation and configuration of networks, optimisation of network systems, network troubleshooting, interpret written requirements and specifications, log and respond to network service calls and operate within parameters of service level agreements.

How Long?

12-18 months

What course next?

Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development

What could this lead to?

Typical Job Roles: Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator

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.

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