New Revised Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship Standard
The new revised version of Level 4 Network Engineer Standard has been updated and is available for all new Apprenticeship starts from the 01/06/2021.
Network Engineers are found in large and small businesses, in all sectors, and within public, private, and voluntary organisations and is key occupation in most organisations which are increasingly dependent on their digital networks.
Network Engineers will primarily be:
Designing, installing, maintaining and supporting communication networks within an organisation or between organisations.
Full time apprentices
Will typically spend 24 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational Network Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices must spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.
Typical duration to gateway (i.e., excluding EPA period): 24 months
Maximum funding: £17000
New Digital Apprenticeship Standards now include “Duties” to support alignment between a job role and the Apprenticeship Standard.
The Network Engineer “Duties” enable the Employer and the Training Provider to ensure that an apprentice is in the right job role to enable them to gain exposure to the work required to successfully complete the Apprenticeship.
Other Key Changes
EPA Assessment Methods are different across all the New Digital Apprenticeship Standards.
In addition to the employer’s confirmation that the apprentice is working at or above the level in the occupational standard, the apprentice must have completed the following gateway requirements prior to beginning EPA:
Network Engineer End-point Assessment now consists of two different methods:
Assessment Method 1 & 2 can be taken in any order and both must be passed to successfully complete the Network Engineer Apprenticeship.