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Network Engineer

Network Engineer

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.

CCNA

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! 

Software Developer

Software Developer

Software Developer

Level 4 (18 months)

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

Software Developer Apprentices will need to be able to demonstrate skills in logical and creative thinking and analytical problem-solving.  Apprentices will also need to show how they work independently and take responsibility using their own initiative.  Apprentice’s communication skills will be developed so that they become stronger in working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  Finally, Apprentices must maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.

Software Languages

Apprentices are required to achieve the MTA/MCP qualification in programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3. This course helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills, focussing on using these languages to implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop user interfaces, capture and validate user input, store data, and create well-structured applications.

Technical Competencies

Through completing projects, Apprentices will need to demonstrate logic when writing good quality code, effective user interfaces, linking code to the database/datasets testing code and analyse results to correct errors found using either V-model manual testing and/or using unit testing. The projects will help the apprentice show how they have used skills in problem-solving through creative solutions and debugging, creating simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate an understanding of the programme and basic analysis artifacts. Apprentices will need to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments operating at all stages of the SDLC, with increasing breadth and depth over time with an initial focus on build and test.

Technical Knowledge and Understanding

Apprentices will be able to apply and understand the software development lifecycle, similarities, and differences between agile and waterfall software development methodologies. Through the Apprenticeships, individuals will learn how teams work effectively to produce software and react to changing requirements from customers. Apprentices will be able to understand software design approaches and patterns and will interpret and implement a given design compliant with security and maintainability requirements.  Apprentices will also develop the maths required to be a Software Developer (eg algorithms, logic and data structures).

Skills Coach: Kevin Brown

Typical Job Titles: Web Developer, Application Developer, Mobile App Developer, Software Developer

Qualification: Level 4 Software Developer with a choice of Vendor Qualifications

Duration: 18 months

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

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

Case Study

Eemaan & Adrian

Eemaan & Adrian are software developers at East London’s FanFinders. We took some time out with the both of them along with FanFinders CEO Alec Dobbie to find out how apprentices have worked for their team. ENJOY!

Digital Marketer

Digital Marketer

Digital Marketer

Level 3 (13 months)

Marketing Principles

Digital Marketer Apprentices will gain an insight into how marketing works and the impact of it. They will find out why and how markets are so segmented, and how to assess these in order to create and capitalise on marketing opportunities. Apprentices will understand how to develop and evaluate their own marketing strategies, which they will implement.

Digital Marketing Business Principles

The aim of this block is for Apprentices to understand the Principles of search marketing, SEO, PPC, email, web analytics, metrics and mobile apps. Digital Marketers will recognise the similarities and differences between major digital and social media platforms. Learners will understand how the business environment works and the business issues within this. Gaining an understanding of digital etiquette, the working environment, security levels and data protection.

Principles Of Coding

During this block of the Apprenticeship, learners understand logic and the awareness of different languages such as HTML and Java, and how a Digital Marketer would use it. Apprentices will know how the compatibility of code changes depending on what platform is used. Learners will investigate how different components work cohesively to make the Web work.

Skills Coach: Tina Chummun

Typical Job Titles: Digital Marketing Assistant, Social Media Executive, Content Co-ordinator, Digital Marketing Technologist

Qualification: Level 3 Digital Marketer with Vendor Qualifications

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: One working day per week covered both in the workplace and 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.

Portfolio Work: Three exams & Three portfolio/work based projects.

End Point Assessment: Synoptic project & Final remote interview.

Progression Options: Level 4 Project Manager Apprenticeship

Case Study

Adam Hunt

Adam is the Digital Marketing apprentice at recruitment company Distrcit4 in Farringdon and has had a huge impact on the team and their sales efforts since starting in the role.

We caught up with Adam and his line manager Kyle Probert to find out their experience of working with LDN Apprenticeships!

Infrastructure Technician

Infrastructure Technician

Infrastructure Technician

(IT Support)

Level 3 (13 months)

Networking & Architecture

During the Apprenticeship, Apprentices will understand networking and architecture as part of studying towards a CCNA 1 or CompTIA A+.  This includes understanding how switches, routers and servers interact and how to both configure these systems and troubleshoot simple problems. Apprentices will understand the key components of networks, know about different operating systems, network protocols and the services provided by network systems. Apprentices will develop the skills required to ensure network security.

Mobile & Operating Systems

Apprentices will spend this part of their Apprenticeship learning the uses and benefits of current operating systems, and how to remotely operate, deploy and securely integrate mobile devices into business IT infrastructure. Apprentices will learn about how organisations can keep mobile systems and their data secure.

Cloud Services

As businesses increasingly manage their systems through cloud services Apprentices will need to develop configuration and management skills relating to the cloud; including disaster recovery.

Coding & Logic

Apprentices working with Linux or Windows systems will build skills in command line and scripting languages. Additional skills are covered to develop broader support capabilities of Apprentices into application lifecycle management and the basics of web development including; HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

Business Processes & Help Desk Support

Apprentices will be required to gather the information required to provide advice and guidance. Apprentices will use IT tools to produce management information that will then be used to identify actionable trends and make suggestions to improve a help desk service. Particular attention is taken to help Apprentices understand your business processes and methodologies be that waterfall or agile; basic legal issues they might encounter; and the different systems in your business.

Skills Coach: Aziz Chahid

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

Qualification: Level 3 Infrastructure Technician with Vendor Qualifications

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: One working day per week covered both in the workplace and 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.

Portfolio Work: Five exams & Three portfolio/work based projects.

End Point Assessment: Synoptic project & Final remote interview.

Progression Options: Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

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! 

Software Development Technician

Software Development Technician

Software Development Technician

Level 3 (13 months)

Software Development Context and Methodologies

Software Developer Technician Apprentices learn to understand the business context and market environment for software development. They recognise the structure of software applications and stages of the SLDC.  Apprentices will learn how to apply configuration management and version control throughout their projects. Apprentices realise that there are different methodologies for software development and testing and know the different contexts for development.

Programming

During the programming block, Apprentices learn how to apply code logically, how to apply code to projects and why security is so important. They will learn how to follow a set of functional and non-functional needs whilst developing an understanding of the end user context for any project. Additionally, Apprentices will learn how to connect their code to specified data sources and the principles of good interface design.

Skills Coach: Kevin Brown

Typical Job Titles: Software Development Technician, Junior Developer, Junior Web Developer, Junior Application Developer

Qualification: Level 3 Software Development Technician

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: One working day per week covered both in the workplace and 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.

Portfolio Work: Two exams & Three portfolio/work based projects.

End Point Assessment: Synoptic project & Final remote interview.

Progression Options: Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

Case Study

Ayodele Fashola

Ayo is a QA Tester Apprentice at boutique software company, Wazoku. We took some time out with Ayo, her manager and Wazoku’s Chief Strategy and Product Officer, to find out how apprentices have worked for their team. ENJOY!