Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship
CLOSED FOR 2019. The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance. If you believe you are ready for a full-time work environment, and want to apply your technical skills in a demanding job role, this apprenticeship is very much for you.
- Course Information
As an Apprentice training with Runshaw College, you will be expected to demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and dedication throughout your apprenticeship, both in the work place and at the College. To help you do this, Runshaw will provide you with a high level of continual support to ensure you become fully competent in your field and are employer-ready when you complete this coveted apprenticeship programme. You will also have the same access to all College facilities as our full and part time students, which includes the College library. As an apprentice, you will be encouraged to develop the ability to work both individually or as part of a team and achieve the required qualifications in Maths & English should you need to improve your current grade.
This particular course will see you work towards a Network Engineer Apprenticeship Standard consisting of:
- Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
- Comptia Network + Certificate
- Comptia Server + Certificate
- Comptia Security + Certificate
- Functional Skills*
*If you do not currently hold
A* – C (9-4) in English and maths
- Entry Requirements
4x GCSE A*-C/Grade 9-4 including maths and English or equivalent or have successfully completed a British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT Apprenticeship at Level 3.
Please note that Individual employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those stated. The entry requirements stated should therefore be treated as the minimum.
Applicants may also be considered based on alternative qualifications and/or their life/work experience.
You must also be employed and working in suitable role, in an environment that offers opportunities for you to complete all Level 4 units and working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Please note that Individual employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those stated. The entry requirements stated should therefore be treated as the minimum. Applicants may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.
Additionally, you must also be employed and working within a suitable role, in an environment that offers opportunities for you to complete all necessary units required for your level of study and working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
- How will I be assessed?
Continual assessment & review through formative and summative assessments during your apprenticeship. These assessment methods may include completion of assignments, workbooks, reflective accounts, discussions, exams and observations.
Once deemed competent in all areas of the standard the apprentice will then go through independent end point assessment performed by a government approved assessment centre.
- Progression Pathway
The technical skills and knowledge you acquire on this apprenticeship will enable you to further pursue a career in this area. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.
- National Careers Service
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