Level 3 Network Technician Apprenticeship

Grow your own Network Technician.

This Level 3 apprenticeship teaches people to install, configure and maintain IT networks, keeping your users connected and secure.

Our curriculum develops specialist knowledge and practical skills around physical, cloud and virtual networks. With our combination of expert training and personal support, we transform people with a passion for technology into exceptional Network professionals.

At Baltic our technical training is delivered remotely, in our real-time SMART Classroom environment.

For more information about this programme, browse our summary below, or download your detailed programme guide.

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Our technical training courses are centred around practical activities where apprentices can learn by exploring as part of a small cohort. Each course is delivered over 2x 2-day training sessions, led by an expert IT Coach.

Course 1: Understanding & Troubleshooting Networks

This course introduces the key principles of IT networks. Apprentices will develop their knowledge of architectures and protocols and learn to identify, troubleshoot and resolve common network issues.

Course 2: Supporting Network Architecture

This course takes a deep dive into network architecture. In this course, learners will develop skills to support effective network maintenance and explore how to make IT work for business.

Course 3: Cloud and On-Premises Network Installation

This course explores multiple cloud platforms and network services for enterprise. Focusing on network installation and optimisation, apprentices will learn to plan, install, upgrade and test network components. 

This programme includes a free Microsoft Certified Fundamentals voucher to help apprentices keep pace with the latest industry knowledge and techniques, making a lasting impact on your IT team (exam vouchers are available upon request).


Our curriculum combines expert technical training courses with corresponding workplace projects. After completing the course material, apprentices continue to build their skills and apply what they’ve learned within the workplace, making a positive impact on your team.

A Level 3 Network Technician apprentice will complete the following projects:

  • Solving Network Related Problems

  • Supporting & Solving Problems with Network Architecture

  • Install & Configure Networking Architecture


We understand every business, workplace and job role is different.

Our programmes go above and beyond the Apprenticeship Standard, offering
learners the opportunity to gain specialist certifications and become industry experts.

This means our programmes can be tailored and personalised to suit individual roles,
goals, and business needs.

Our programme includes optional further study in: 

  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals 

  • Cyber Security Essentials

  • Network Essentials

  • NDG Linux Unhatched


Role Profile

Apprenticeship Tasks & Responsibilities

Throughout the programme, apprentices will build up the knowledge and experience they’ll need to become a fully competent Network Technician.

We work with our employers to find the right fit between a job role and apprenticeship training, creating an individual learning plan for apprentices enrolled on our programmes.

Download the Role Profile below to see how an apprentice Network Technician may fit into your team.

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Network Technician:

Programme Guide for Employers

For more information on the courses, training methods and support we offer our apprentice Network Technicians, download the complete programme guide for employers below.

This guide contains everything employers need to know about this apprenticeship programme, including typical tasks, duties and responsibilities, training schedule, professional development timeline, funding information, and next steps.

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Recruit a Network Technician Apprentice

To find out more about recruiting an apprentice, or to enrol an existing member of you team on this programme, please get in touch with our specialist apprenticeship advisors.