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Network Engineer Apprenticeship Standard Level 4

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The Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship combines classroom training with online activities, one-on-one support and experience at work to develop a high level of skill in IT networking technologies. You'll achieve recognised industry qualifications, navigate and administrate servers, administer and secure large networks, work on high end and complex setups and identify and resolve security threats and vulnerabilities.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: 

Five GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. Additional to this you will need:

  • 3 A Levels, or
  • a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship, or
  • other relevant qualifications and experience, or
  • or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

Course content

  • CCNA 1& 2
  • Knowledge Module 2: Network Systems and Architecture
  • CompTIA Security+

Assessment methods

  • Knowledge Module qualifications are exam assessed through an exam. These will be multiple choice.
  • A portfolio of workplace evidence is to be created throughout the duration of the apprenticeship
  • A synoptic project
  • An end point assessment (interview) with the British Computing Society

Qualifications

You will gain the following qualification:

Network Engineer British Computing Society - Apprenticeship Level 4

You will also gain a BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing or a BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing.

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion you could progress to a top-up degree.

Additional information

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

HNC
If you are able to attend college for one day a week this apprenticeship will take three years to complete.
If you are able to attend college two days a week it will take two years to complete.

HND
This will be two days a week for two years and then a further 6-12 months to prepare for the end point assessment.

A relevant trip is organised each year, at a cost of £25. The Computing Department runs the regional WorldSkills competitions for the sector each year.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years Flexible In College – 1 or 2 days a week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street F2242

 

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Inclusion
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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