Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Networking

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Networking

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Networking


You’ll learn how to install, maintain and support communications networks. As part of this you will learn how to configure networks, cloud technology, network administration and how to give technical advice to teams.

This course supports the following job roles:

  • Network Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator

You will gain the following qualifications:

  • Vendor qualification
  • Knowledge principles for network engineers Level 4 / Cisco CCNA 1 & 2
  • Network Systems and Architecture Level 4
  • Network Security Level 4

You will also complete the underpinning knowledge for CCNA part 1, MCSA Server 2012 and MSCA cloud
services enabling you to take the professional accreditation exams.

The programme is delivered using a blended approach. There are three core modules that you will undertake each will have a period of classroom learning and a set of on-line learning resources that you will need to work through prior to attending. The classroom learning will require successful achievement of on on-line test at the end of the week’s study. You will need to spend 8 weeks in college across the programme including delivery, preparation for assessment and end point assessment.

You will need to complete the on-line learning and pre-reading before you can start a module so you are prepared to make the most of the classroom learning.

For each module you will attend training at the College. Where you require English or maths qualifications we will agree a flexible package of support that works for you.

You will need to complete three substantive pieces of work at your place of work and produce evidence portfolios that demonstrate your understanding and competence. These pieces of work will need to be agreed with your employer.

In addition to completing and achieving the knowledge based qualifications you will prepare a summative portfolio comprising elements of your substantive projects plus a synoptic project. You’ll also need your employers’ endorsement in the form of a reference and you will complete a final assessment interview panel with external assessors who will assess your final project, summative portfolio and grade you following the interview.

Individual employers will set the selection criteria but typically, you will need a Level 3 qualification either an apprenticeship, a diploma or A levels or other relevant qualifications. You will need relevant
experience in a related job role and a good level of functional maths.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Study campus:
Henley & City

Course level:
Level 4

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