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Apprenticeship training course

Cellular network field engineer (level 4)

Develop, maintain and optimise the UK’s cellular network and its infrastructure.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Cellular network field engineer
  • Field engineer
  • Field supervisor
  • Lead field engineer
  • Senior field engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Compile and verify a construction phase plan (CPP)
  • Conduct, produce and write a risk assessment and method statement at site level
  • Recognise, record and monitor risks, escalating to relevant personnel
  • Comply with health and safety regulations
  • Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • Comply with electrical regulations
  • Delegate and assign tasks according to scope of works and specific skillset and Health and safety
  • Conduct site surveys to meet client’s installation criteria
  • Review and compile information to produce handover pack
  • Select, implement and evaluate control measures
  • Install electrical systems
  • Inspect and test electrical systems
  • Isolate electrical circuits
  • Maintain cell site apparatus
  • Find faults and repair cell site apparatus
  • Decommission cell site apparatus
  • Commission and conduct integration testing on Base Station Sub-System (BSS)
  • Select and use work restraint, work positioning, and fall arrest equipment
  • Climb site towers
  • Use lifting and lowering techniques using slings, knots and attachments
  • Select and use tools and equipment when working at ground level and at height
  • Conduct tower rescue and casualty management
  • Apply sustainable principles and low carbon processes to implement site environmental solutions and disposal of waste
  • Apply equity, diversity and inclusion principles
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders using sector specific terminology through written or verbal means
  • Interpret design drawings
  • Use Radio Frequency (RF) monitor
  • Conduct site inspections

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

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