Become a Network Technician and build an amazing career.

With this Level 3 IT apprenticeship, you'll get hands-on experience in all areas of technical support, from configuring devices to supporting with software and optimising performance.

Our expert-led programme goes beyond the requirements of the apprenticeship qualification. We offer extra training in networking and Linux to boost your knowledge and accelerate your skills.

With our unique curriculum and one-to-one support, you'll get the experience, qualification, and confidence you need to thrive in IT.

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COURSE SUMMARY

Level
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ADVANCED

Programme Duration
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12-15 MONTHS

Training Method
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SMART CLASSROOM

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

COURSE MODULES
SPECIALIST TRAINING
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
COURSE MODULES

These essential courses equip our apprentices with a strong understanding of network technologies and the wider IT support landscape. Our hands-on approach embeds the core skills needed to thrive in a Network Technician role.

COURSE 1: CISCO IT ESSENTIALS (PARTS 1 & 2)

This two-part course provides the fundamental skills for a successful career in IT. This wide-ranging training includes identifying common security threats, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting devices, and critical thinking approaches to problem solving.

COURSE 2: MICROSOFT NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS

This hands-on training develops a strong understanding of network infrastructure and management, covering network management tools, hardware, and network protocols and services.

COURSE 3: MICROSOFT AZURE FUNDAMENTALS

Cloud services are the future of IT networks. This course offers a deep dive into cloud services and Microsoft's Azure platform. This course includes virtual labs in Azure networking, storage, application support and development, putting theory into practice.

COURSE 4: MICROSOFT SERVER FUNDAMENTALS

Server management and maintenance is an essential part of a Network Technician's role. This course builds knowledge and experience with Windows Server administration and Windows-based networking, covering server installation, storage, and performance management.

SPECIALIST TRAINING

After completing the core training, learners will expand their knowledge and take their skills beyond the Apprenticeship Standard through our additional specialist courses:

CISCO ACADEMY: LINUX UNHATCHED

This self-paced course offers an exciting introduction to Linux. This course covers the basics of Linux installation and configuration with hands-on learning labs using virtual machines.

CISCO ACADEMY: LINUX ESSENTIALS

Building on the basics of Linux Unhatched, this course takes Linux training to the next level. The course focuses on command line activities to develop a working understanding of this versatile open-source system.

CISCO ACADEMY: NETWORK ESSENTIALS

This self-paced course gives learners the opportunity to build on their practical networking skills, practice verification and troubleshooting, and explore solutions to network security threats.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

In the second half of the programme, we focus on the practical implementation of knowledge and technical skills. Through a mix of competency workshops and workplace projects, apprentices will put their fresh skills into practice in the workplace.

WORKPLACE PROJECTS

Apprentice Network Technicians will complete three workplace projects, based around network maintenance and troubleshooting activity within their job role. These projects will form a robust portfolio of evidence, which is discussed at the End Point Assessment.

COMPETENCY WORKSHOPS

Our specialist Technical Skills Coaches will support and prepare learners for the workplace projects through three competency workshops. These training days enable learners to apply their knowledge to their working environment and current projects.

EPA PREPARATION: IMPLEMENTING NETWORK METHODOLOGIES

This course brings together the knowledge, skills, and behaviours embedded throughout the apprenticeship programme and helps learners prepare for their End Point Assessment.

Role Overview: Apprentice Network Technician

Network Technicians are a vital part of many IT teams, with responsibility for installing, managing, and maintaining the IT networks that organisations rely on.

In this career you’ll be working with cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and cloud networks, solving problems and supporting users.

As a Network Technician, you’ll be building networks and managing service performance, troubleshooting routine and unexpected problems to keep people connected. In a role like this, no two days are the same!

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Related Programme

We also offer another Level 3 programme, IT Support Technician Level 3.

This area of IT focuses on assisting and resolving colleague's or customer's technical issues. In this role, you'll help install and configure systems and ensure all equipment is running up to a high standard.

 

 

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Progression Route

If you're looking to develop your skills further after completing your Level 3 apprenticeship, our Network Engineer Level 4 offers a more advanced training opportunity to make you an industry expert.

This Level 4 apprenticeship programme teaches core networking and security concepts. As you progress through the course, you will choose your own specialist pathway and learn how to implement network solutions.

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Training Method

SMART Classroom

Our apprentices come together from all over the country and work together in the SMART Classroom learning environment. Here, you’ll interact, communicate, and engage with our expert technical trainers in real time. Baltic Apprenticeships were the first training provider to offer a completely digital apprenticeship training platform, and we haven’t looked back.

 

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Case Study

Charlotte Smith - RSPB

"Since I started my apprenticeship, I’m more confident within my role and feel more comfortable sharing things with the team and taking charge."

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If you’re ready to go further, become an apprentice and be the future with Baltic.