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Apprenticeship training course

Network engineer (level 4)

Designing, installing, maintaining and supporting communication networks within an organisation or between organisations.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Desk based Engineer
  • Dynamic Network Engineer
  • Field based Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques when securely operating and testing networks
  • install and configure the elements required to maintain and manage a secure network
  • implement techniques to monitor and record systems performance in line with defined specifications
  • maintain security and performance of the system against known and standard threats
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques to identify systems performance issues
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques to gather information to troubleshoot issues and isolate, repair or escalate faults
  • communicate outcomes of tasks and record in line with organisational procedures and SLAs including adherence to customer service standards
  • upgrade, apply and test components to systems configurations ensuring that the system meets the organisation’s requirements and minimises downtime. This should include backup processes
  • record task details whether face-to-face, remote or in writing in line with ogranisational requirements
  • interpret information received from a manager, customer or technical specialist and accurately implement the defined requirements
  • monitor, identify and implement required maintenance procedures
  • implement techniques to optimise systems performance in line with defined specifications
  • organise and prioritise clients or stakeholders’ requests in line with SLAs and organization processes
  • explain their job role within the business context to stakeholders to enable a clear understanding on both sides of what their remit is and convey technical constraints in appropriate language considering accessibility and diversity implications
  • operate securely and apply the appropriate process, policies and legislation within their business responsibilities
  • communicate with a range of stakeholders taking into consideration the organisations cultural awareness and technical ability
  • apply the appropriate level of responsibility when planning and prioritising work tasks
  • apply the relevant numerical skills (Binary, dotted decimal notation) required to meet the defined specifications
  • ensure compliance of network engineering outputs with change management processes
  • select the appropriate tools and comply with organisation policies and processes when upgrading systems

Full information on Network engineer (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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