Applied Telecoms Engineering Programme (Core Network Engineer Track)


Duration: 24 Mths

City & Guides Assured

The Applied Telecoms Engineering Programme (Core Network Engineer Track) distance learning programmes provides learners with a certified qualification that demonstrates their knowledge of the technologies underpinning the telecoms industry with a focus on core network engineering. 

Students will gain a through foundation in the telecoms industry and the technologies on which it’s based as well as a deep understanding of the core network procedures, processes and service provision concepts for 4G and 5G Networks.

Students must successfully complete the 3 foundation courses and 2 Specialist courses.
This programme has been assured by City & Guilds.

Applied Telecoms Engineering Programme (Core Network Engineer Track) Syllabus

 Foundation Courses

Technology Fundamentals

Course Modules:

  • Defining Telecoms 
  • Background to the Telecom Network
  • Digital Fixed Telecom Networks
  • Data Networks
  • Mobile Networks and Wi-Fi
  • Broadband and Emerging Networks

2G to 5G Mobile Technologies

Course Modules:

  • Principles of Mobile Cellular Networks
  • 2nd Generation Mobile Networks
  • 3rd Generation Mobile Networks
  • 4th Generation Mobile Networks
  • 5th Generation Mobile Networks

Telecoms – as an Industry and Business

Course Modules:

  • Telecoms Industry & Business Dynamics
  • The Technology Explained & Evaluated
  • Telecoms Industry & Market Update

 Specialist Courses

LTE Evolved Packet Core

Course Modules:

  • LTE Overview
  • Evolved Packet Core Data
  • Transport in the EPC
  • Major Protocols
  • EPC Operation
  • Release 9 and Beyond

5G Architecture and Protocols

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to 5G
  • Radio Access Network Architecture
  • Core Network Architecture
  • Data Transport
  • 5G Protocols
  • 5G Procedures
  • Releases 16 and 17

    What you will learn:

    At the end of the programme successful students will be able to:

    • Develop a fundamental understanding of the technologies underpinning modern telecoms networks, the industry structure and its key stakeholders .
    • Describe the Evolved Packet Core for LTE systems, architecture, interfaces, service provision concepts, application of IP technologies and the overall protocol architectures.
    • Understand the architecture and interfaces used by 5G, the protocols used for signalling and data transport, the provision of services over a 5G network, and the procedures for signalling and system operation.
    • Expand their learning further by studying two elective modules to qualify for the Diploma in Telecoms.

      What sets our Certified training apart?

      • Focused Learning Pathways – guide you through the material and enable you to become an expert in your chosen field.
      • Flexible Learning – study at a time, location and pace of your choice.
      • Full Tutor support – from industry experts with decades of experience throughout your studies.
      • Extended Learning – Diploma students have the opportunity to study 3 additional courses.
      • 24 months access – allowing you to refer back to the material after your studies.
      • Digital Badges and Course Certificate – demonstrate the depth of your knowledge.

      City & Guides AssuredAbout City & Guilds

      City & Guilds is a household brand and a global leader in skills development. Over one million people earn a City & Guilds qualification every year, providing them with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

      In the global economy, the ability to compete depends on building a skilled, competent and confident workforce. City & Guilds understands the value of portable skills and globally recognised standards that enable people and organisations to succeed. It partners with Governments, employers and educators in over 50 countries, across five continents, to advise them on developing high-quality skills training that meets the needs of the global workforce, without compromising on local demands.


        Programme Duration: 24 Months

        Enrolment Fees: Diploma: £3,295 (+VAT)

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