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Level 4 Physical Networking Engineer

Level 4 Network Engineer Standard

Network engineer (physical networking) apprenticeship standard

This level 4 apprenticeship training programme develops focused, high achieving and knowledgeable networking professionals ready to provide support to your organisation and its network infrastructure.

A network engineer provides networks and systems to organisations and ensure that these systems are working at optimum capacity and problem solve where they are not. They will interpret technical information, understand organisational requirements and expectations, and support the delivery of legislatively compliant solutions to challenges in network and infrastructure.

Network engineers deal with both hardware and software issues. They are a key part of putting things right quickly when networks fail, and they communicate problems that they have identified with network integrity or performance rapidly to ensure service is resumed and downtime minimised. Network engineers help customers both technical and non-technical to install computer networks, maintain them, and offer technical support to users where necessary.

On completion of this programme, learners can receive professional RITTech recognition. They will also have the opportunity to sit industry recognised certifications: CompTIA Network+, Server+ and Security+ certifications.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 5

Programme introduction and expectations
CompTIA Network + Review & Exam
Planning workload
Defining network tasks

Months 6 to 12

Maintaining network security
CompTIA Server + Review & Exam
Troubleshooting network issues
Implementing solutions and personal development

Months 13 to 21

Record keeping
CompTIA Security + Review & Exam
Understanding the bigger picture
Preparation for your end-point assessment (EPA)


Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 21 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.


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