The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
Skills – Design simple networks from a well-defined specification. Able to install and configure network components. Including switches, routers and firewalls. Able to apply diagnostic tools and techniques. Log and respond to network service calls and provided technical support to end users.
Knowledge – Understands and applies the principles of networking, protocols and associated technologies. Understands and applies the applied maths required to be a network engineer. Understands the architecture of a typical business IT system.
Behaviours – Analytical and problem solving skills, logical and creative thinking skills. Ability to work with a range of internal and external people. Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations. Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment.
What qualification will I achieve?
Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Level 4 Network Engineer Standard.
Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
This apprenticeship will typically take 24 months.
How will I learn?
The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom/workshop based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
What subjects will I study?
Data Analyst has two knowledge modules that apprentices must achieve these are:
1. Network Principles, which is achieved through the vendor qualification CCNA 1 + 2 (CISCO) further supported with applied research and classroom provision.
2. Network Systems & Architecture, which is achieved through applied research, classroom provision and certified through a multiple choice examination.
3. Network Security, which is achieved through applied research, classroom provision and certified through a multiple choice examination.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment, this will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
*Before taking the EPA, the apprentice will need to have met the below requirements –
satisfactorily completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard
*Achieved the Mandatory qualifications set out in the standard
*Achieved the required English & Maths qualifications specified in the standard
*Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for the apprentice to consider. If employers want information regarding financial costs and potential incentives towards taking on apprentices then please get in touch with the college.
What are the entry requirements?
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
Telephone: 01229 825017
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles:
- Network Technician
- Network Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Network Administrator
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
•Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role
•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.