Network Engineer

level 4 apprenticeship

Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide the skills and knowledge required to begin a career in IT as a Network Engineer or similar role. The duration of this apprenticeship programme is typically 19 months (gateway reached at month 16) delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians upon completion.

Months Training

Months to Gateway

Core Modules

Apprenticeship Plus Options

Core Modules

Introduction to data

Networking Concepts

Gain an understanding of different network layering models, physical and logical network components, TCP/IP, network configuration, network services, and associated security concepts.

Network Infrastructure

Understand how to setup, configure, and maintain key network infrastructure devices and systems.


Network Security

Understand the range of network security threats and vulnerabilities and how to protect against them.



Learn the techniques of successful project management and how to apply them to the role of the Network Engineer.

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Introducing Apprenticeship Plus

The apprenticeship can be enriched by choosing from a range of industry certifications. We provide self-learning materials through our web and app-based learning platform, backed by technical training workshops and one-to-one sessions so that you can learn at your own pace. Exam fees are additional to this apprenticeship.




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ITIL Project Management


Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500)

Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-103)

Security Administrator Associate (MS-500)

Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100)

Career Pathways



Network Technician

A network technician is responsible for implementing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing computer and network systems. Network technicians set up Internet connections, establish different types of networks and connect them.


Network Administrator

A network administrator is responsible for keeping an organisations computer network up-to-date and operating as intended. Any company or organization that uses multiple computers or software platforms needs a network admin to coordinate and connect the different systems.


Systems Engineer

Systems engineers oversee all aspects of a project or system in a variety of fields, such as software, transportation, product development and manufacturing. Their job is to develop a system that creates a product from the beginning to the end. 


Network Architect

What is a Network Architect? A network architect is the person responsible for the design of a computer or telecommunications network. While many network architects do not actually create the networks they design — that’s the job of a network engineer — they do occasionally work in the field.


Network Engineer

Network engineers are responsible for the implementation, planning, and coordination of security systems and software that protects the technological infrastructure found at a company or an organization. 


Desk Based Engineer

Although the role of Desktop Engineer is mostly technical, one of their main duties is listening to users explain their computer issues. The Desktop Engineer then identifies the problem and communicates the solution in layman’s terms. Being a Desktop Engineer requires a unique blend of technical and people skills.


Field Based Engineer

Field engineer duties usually include inspecting and installing equipment and new technologies, directing crews or workers on site, conducting research, and reporting on project status.


Infrastructure Engineer

As an infrastructure engineer, they’re responsible for designing, deploying, and maintaining the IT infrastructure using the newest technology and ensure all the systems within an organization function seamlessly.


Dynamic Network Engineer

An IT professional usually involved in the maintenance of the connectivity of network for an organisation. Engineers play a vital role to implement and supervise the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, videos and wireless network services with a dynamic IP address. 

“I was always tinkering with tech from a relatively early age; building my own systems, taking games consoles apart and fixing system issues for family members and neighbours that had any issue. I was fascinated about how different technologies worked.” Sam Longstaff

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