Based on Employer and Training Provider feedback for more realistic work-related tasks, we’ve designed and created a realistic Synoptic Project Lab environment utilising Cisco’s Packet Tracer. 

Allowing Network Engineer apprentices to utilise the real-work skills and knowledge. The synoptic project is designed to support the demonstration of key competencies along with the summative portfolio.

EPA Gateway

We accept all recognised Ofqual regulated knowledge modules and mandated professional certification as listed in the latest version of the apprenticeship standard.

Register your organisation and apprentices with us to access our EPA preparation materials.


A level 4 apprenticeship, for individuals designing, installing, maintaining, and supporting communication networks within an organisation or between organisations.

Typical duration to gateway (i.e. excluding EPA period) : 24 months

Maximum funding: £17000

Entry Criteria

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A levels; a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications; relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Link to Apprenticeship Standard & Assessment Plan

Link to Occupational Brief