Level 4 Cert HE Network Engineer | South Bank Colleges
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Is this course for you?

The Cert HE Network Engineer course is a one-year full-time course at Level 4 over two and half to three days per week, equivalent to the first year at university.

It has been written with employers’ input to ensure that the course prepares students to move into employment in particular.

On completion students can also move onto a Level 5 at London South Bank University (dependant on final grade profile) or a Level 5 at another university or to gain a higher-level apprenticeship.

What experience and skills will you gain?

Students will work in groups with course mates to be confident in collaborating with colleagues in the workplace.

You will develop skills in understanding and applying the principles of networking, protocols and associated technologies, understand and apply the applied maths required to be a network engineer, trouble shooting system failure including load balance and storage protocols, understand the architecture of a typical business IT system and lastly understand respond to security threats, firewalls and vulnerabilities.

  • Campus
    This course will be delivered at London South Bank Technical College - Nine elms
  • What do you need to apply?

    A relevant Level 3 qualification (A levels, BTEC or other vocational qualification) with passes (grades 4-9) in maths and English at GCSE/Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent experience in industry that would transfer onto the course to focus on the role of a Network Engineer.

  • How will you be assessed?

    Internal formative assessment, 2 controlled assessments in December and April, a multi-choice examination in February and a multi-site networking assignment at the end from April for four weeks.

  • Where can this course take you?

    Employment in any of the following roles:

    Network technician, Network engineer - systems engineer - network administrator - network architect - desk based engineer - field based engineer - infrastructure engineer - dynamic network engineer

    Students can also join the second year of a degree at Level 5, at London South Bank University or at another university, join a higher-level apprenticeship, or go into employment.