Why choose our Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship?

Our Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship is perfect for learners that are fresh out of an IT education or already employed in the tech sector and looking to take the next step.

The Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme concentrates on modern network infrastructure, advanced connectivity and advanced security. This enables learners to develop and enhance technical skills, and ensure that they have the technical grounding needed to become a skilled Network Designer, Systems Engineer or Network Administrator.

QA’s Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Get equipped with the advanced technical skills needed for the role
  • Learn the core networking and server administration skills required to support a traditional on-premise, cloud or hybrid network
  • Dive deep into the management of networks, exploring network hardware and software, network services and routing protocols
  • Get immersed in technical content designed around real skills, aligning to and relevant to employers and the market
  • Combine online learning live event training and on-the-job experience to develop real world skills using cutting-edge technology

Why choose QA

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30,000

Tech careers started or enhanced through apprenticeships

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94%

Success rate for learners on a QA apprenticeship

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5 minutes

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Under 24 hours

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100,000

Applicants apply to our apprenticeship programmes every year

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91% of QA apprentices go straight into full-time jobs
2.1 million jobs in the digital economy
£42,578 average skilled digital salary

The Network Engineer Level 4 programme

Modules

Learners benefit from a flexible and blended learning journey, helping them apply technical solutions to a range of real-life scenarios – gaining valuable workplace skills faster. Below are details of the 18-month Network Engineer Level 4 programme modules, including Networking Fundamentals, Network Infrastructure, Networking Concepts and Troubleshooting, Network Systems and Architecture, and Network Optimisation and Security.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • an A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 ICT
  • OR an A-Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

*Please see the programme guide for full entry requirements.

Possible job roles for a Network Engineer

This programme is suitable for multiple roles, such as:

Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Architect, and Infrastructure Engineer.

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Employer funding

The Network Engineer programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy, requiring you to only pay up to 5% of the programme. In addition, the government incentive provides employers with up to £4,000 for each new apprentice hired by 31 January 2022.

Learn more about the apprenticeship levy Learn more about the government incentive

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