Network Engineer

Level 4 (18 months)

Network Principles

Network Engineer Apprentices will gain an understanding of and implement network architecture, network operations, network security. Learners will gain an insight into different types of troubleshooting, build greater knowledge of industrial standards & practices and the network theory. Apprentices will apply these to the workplace.

Network Systems and Architecture

The aim of this block is for Apprentices to have a greater understanding of server architecture and server administration and how these are implemented at work. Network Engineers will understand the use of storage as well as the importance and implementation of security. Apprentices learn about types of networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting.


Over the course of the apprenticeship, the ICND1 (CCENT) curriculum will teach Apprentices how to manage network devices, create a medium-sized network, authorise internet connectivity and build a simple IPv4 & IPv6 network. Studying the ICND2 v3.0 curriculum, Network Engineer Apprentices will learn how to implement an EIGRP-based solution and implement a scalable OSPF based solution.

Network Security

Learners will learn and understand compliance & operational security, the types of threats & vulnerabilities, applications, data & host security. Apprentices will gain a deeper insight into management, cryptography, access control & identity, and about how to apply and implement these in the workplace.

Skills Coach: Aziz Chahid

Typical Job Titles: Network Technician, IT Support, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator

Qualification: Level 4 Network Engineer with a choice of Vendor Qualifications

Duration: 18 months

Off-the-job Learning: One day per week training at LDN Apprenticeships HQ.

Content: Delivered through in-class learning workshops and one to one coaching. Individualised learning guided through PluralSight content and community support.

Windows Server 2012

Microsoft 70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server

Install and configure servers, configure server roles, and features, configure Hyper-V, deploy and configure core network services, install and administer active directory, create and manage group policy

Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Deploy, manage and maintain servers, configure file and print services, configure network services and access, configure a network policy server infrastructure, configure and manage active directory, configure and manage group policy

Microsoft 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services:

Configure and manage high availability, configure file and storage solutions, implement business continuity and disaster recovery, configure network services, configure the active directory infrastructure, configure identity and access solutions

Case Study

Darius Mannering

Darius is an IT Technician Apprentice at one of London’s fastest growing tech companies – Kano computing. We caught up with Darius and his managers, Bruce and Mathew to find out about their experience of working with LDN Apprenticeships. Check it out!