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Radio network technician (level 3)

Ensure that digital data and voice networks operate at an optimal level.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Communications radio engineer
  • Radio network engineer
  • Radio network technician
  • Radio optimisation engineer
  • Wireless systems engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Operate the planning process including selection of appropriate equipment
  • Select appropriate location as part the planning process
  • Install or support installation of equipment and termination of cabling
  • Install, or support the installation, positioning equipment according to manufacturer's specifications, design detail and perform administrative tasks including installation reports and test results
  • Identify the causes of issues relating to frequency re-use and other noise sources
  • Prioritise, plan and organise work activity using a methodical approach
  • Select the right frequency or code planning method for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in a given scenario
  • Access and use the appropriate test system
  • Report faults and use the appropriate escalation process
  • Collate and input fault data and statements into the fault management system
  • Rectify faults within own area of control or escalate as appropriate
  • Utilise tools to review, audit and modify network element parameters
  • Configure and maintain Internet Protocol (IP) based Radio Frequency (RF) telecommunications network
  • Gather network performance information and user insight through feedback or user experience
  • Implement procedures to enhance the performance of the network
  • Analyse complex data, draw meaningful conclusions and understand commercial impact
  • Use equipment and technology responsibly and effectively
  • Locate and apply organisational security polices
  • Arrange access to sites according to required procedure
  • Create a written work plan & communicate plan to team members
  • Use customer feedback to process, prioritise and resolve issues effectively
  • Work in agile, multi-disciplinary delivery teams, taking a flexible, collaborative and pragmatic approach to delivering tasks
  • Keep up to date with developments in technologies, trends and innovation using a range of sources
  • Review own development needs

Full information on Radio network technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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