Network Analyst SCQF 6

Apprenticeship Programme (Scotland)

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This programme provides learners with the knowledge required to successfully support the implementation and maintenance of on-premise and cloud-based networks and services. Learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge in this area. The Network Analyst SCQF 6 programme ensures that apprentices gain skills in all key areas necessary for the workplace, including: 

  • Core networking principles and technologies (including wireless) 
  • Cloud concepts 
  • Deployment models 
  • Service migration considerations 



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Level Of Study

SCQF Level 6


Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Technology for Infrastructure at SCQF Level 6 

Apprenticeship Certificate

Awarded by SQA

Entry Requirements

No set requirements

English Language Requirements


Mode Of Study

Blended and work-based learning


12 months

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include a personal reflective statement, workplace observation, witness testimony or professional discussion

Start Date



Online and work-based

What's learned?

  • Core Networking Concepts and Administration
  • Wireless Networking Concepts and
  • Fundamental Cloud Principles and
  • Cloud Migration Processes and concepts

Programme structure

  • Typical programme duration 12 months, including access to our online learning platform.
  • Apprentices follow QA’s unique methodology, Digital by Design (DxD) - the revolutionary blended learning solution which sets us apart from other providers.


You will be equipped to work in roles such as: 

  • Network Technician 
  • Network Administrator 
  • Cloud Technician 
  • IT Support Analyst 

Core Units 

  • Problem Solving 
  • Understanding Customer Requirements 
  • Technical Writing 

Technical and Professional Units 

  • Network Infrastructure 
  • Wireless Networking 
  • Cloud Infrastructure 
  • Cloud Migrations 

Learners should be given 2-3 working hours per week to dedicate solely to their apprenticeship programme, where they will complete digital learning activities. Over the course of the programme, they will also be required to attend virtual classroom training for a total of 12 days which is typically held in 2-3 day training blocks. 

You'll have a whole team behind you to help you get the most out of your apprenticeship, including:

  • Your line manager
  • A skills coach
  • A safeguarding specialist
  • A learning support specialist

There are no set entry requirements for learners. The only thing to bear in mind is that your job role must fit your chosen apprenticeship qualification, allowing you to complete the relevant modules. QA will undertake a role-matching exercise to help you.

What is Digital by Design?

Digital by Design (DxD) is our unique approach to learning design, with a blended delivery model combining tech, content and support to create a superior learner experience.

This blend of cutting-edge technology, engaging content, compelling design, dedicated, easy to access learner support brings ‘training’ up to date for the digital age.

Its purpose is to create the best possible experience for learners, helping them to deliver meaningful impact to your business, faster. This translates into greater career success, and helps to futureproof organisations for digital transformation.

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Cloud Academy

Courses delivered on DxD also offer access to our world leading learning platform, Cloud Academy.

With over 10,000 hours of training, cutting-edge labs and sandboxed environments, Cloud Academy allows Degree Apprentices to learn by doing, building their confidence and competencies, without the risks of working in a live system.

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