Network Engineer - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Course Code: IN00006


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Course Overview

Gain the technical knowledge and understanding needed to support your network engineering role with our level 4 apprenticeship. This two-year course allows you to hone your skills and technical competencies in the areas of designing, installing, maintaining and supporting organisational communication networks. A long-range project coupled with a strong emphasis on the workplace application of skills stand to reap tangible benefits for both your employer and your ongoing career development. B&FC’s expert tutors and assessors all benefit from relevant industry experience and will support you through your own personalised learning programme at no cost to you, the individual

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship , you must be actively employed within an appropriate setting in a relevant sector.

We will consider applications from those who can demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge on an individual basis.

Not having GCSE Maths/English at grade 4/C (or equivalent qualifications) does not necessarily prevent entry onto this programme. We will support successful candidates to undertake maths and English qualifications alongside their main programme.

If successful, your employer will be able to offset the associated tuition fees against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This programme will be delivered on a day-release basis over the course of two years. In the first year, there will be initial lectures delivered on the fundamental networking concepts, supported by the workplace application of skills and portfolio development

These will continue into the second year with the addition of discussions and practical activities.

As an apprentice, you will need to devote 20% of your time (the equivalent to one working day a week) to ‘off-job-training’, spent in College and on independent study.

The recommended study times for each relevant qualification are below but be aware these will vary based on your individual job role as well as your experience and existing qualifications.

The hours included represent the total number of hours followed by the breakdown for guided learning, direct study and assessment respectively

  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Principles – 501 (168 + 332 + 1)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Systems and Architecture – 661 (228 + 432 + 1)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Security – 525 (144 + 380 + 1)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies – 401 (280 + 120 + 1)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Languages – 580 (360 + 220 + 1)

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Terms and Conditions

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