Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

Typical Duration: 24 months

This Apprenticeship is designed to develop the skills necessary to perform as a professional networking engineer at Level 4. It has been designed by employers (such as Microsoft, Cisco, Capgemini, Fujitsu and British Airways) to address the real-world needs of the industry, and to make sure Apprentices are gaining knowledge and skills which are vital to their career.

Role Description

The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance.

The GB Training Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy at GB Training was the first private Cisco Academy in the UK, in an arena previously dominated by colleges and universities. GB Training, in partnership with Cisco and Birmingham City University, has developed an extremely successful academy whose primary aim is to offer Cisco Academy courses to Apprentices, something that colleges and universities have previously found logistically very difficult to do. The academy has exceptionally high achievement rates and learner satisfaction, and is equipped with the most current Cisco hardware for each course we teach.

Why not just complete with a learning partner?

Cisco learning partners are not Cisco Academies and do not have access to the vast resources and teaching which the Academy can offer. You will also find that the cost of achieving your Certifications with a learning partner is somewhat higher than funding an Apprenticeship. The Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship contains both the CCNA Routing & Switching Certification and the CCNA Security Certification, in addition to a Level 4 Diploma in Network Systems Architecture and the achievement of an overall Apprenticeship which is at an advanced level (equivalent to the first year of degree study), and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of employers.

Entry Requirements

This is a Level 4 (Higher) Apprenticeship and the course content is technical in its nature and requires some degree of Mathematical proficiency.. Minimum entry requirements for this course are as follows:

A Level 3 Advanced apprenticeship in ICT or;

5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English Language and Maths), or;

Demonstrable occupational experience in a field of ICT at a similar level to the programme, and a working Level of English and Maths at Level 1 or above (assessed before the start of the programme.

For learners who do not have the required level of English and Maths skills GB Training are able to place you on to a short initial programme to develop these skills before moving you on to the Apprenticeship.

Course Materials

All course materials, text books, teaching, access to the Cisco Networking Academy, exams, and end point assessment are included, as are refreshments throughout lab and teaching days. Learners will also have access to Cisco’s industry leading Packet Tracer simulation tool throughout the course of their apprenticeship.


Non-levy paying employers

In order to attract government funding towards this Apprenticeship, employers who are not involved in the Apprenticeship levy are required to contribute towards the total cost of the Apprenticeship. For this Level 4 Apprenticeship the cost is £75 +VAT per month, per learner (24 months). GB Training can arrange payment frequencies to suit your needs (for example Weekly, Monthly, or Quarterly).

Levy Paying Employers

Your digital voucher for this Apprenticeship will deduct a total of £18,000 from your pot. This will be in instalments, and depending when in the financial year the learner starts this could be deducted over 2 or possibly into 3 financial years. Further support and information is available from a member of our team.

If you would like more information or to attend this course, please enquire below.

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