Apprenticeship Standards Network Cable Installer (L3)

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This apprenticeship standard is designed as a 12-15 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work as a Network Cable Installer.

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The role of the network cable installer is to install, terminate, test and certify network cable infrastructure components in accordance with National and International industry standards.

Installers work in data sensitive environments and contribute to the organisation’s cyber security strategy by ensuring the physical security as well as complying with basic cyber security principles for the maintenance of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

They could be called upon to work in the Inside Plant (ISP) environment which is dedicated to the installation of cable within buildings and structures, and the Outside Plant (OSP) environment, which is dedicated to the installation of cable externally between buildings, cities, and countries.

Mandatory requirement

In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve:

  • Achieve a minimum of Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English

English and Maths

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

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