Cyber Security

A Cyber Security apprenticeship helps to build an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect your organisation's systems, data and people. As an apprentice you will study common core modules and then modules specific to your role pathway.

Level: 4

Duration: 18-24 Months

Funding: Apprenticeship Levy

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Progression

Potential job roles after completing this course include:

  • Cyber Security Engineer

  • Cyber Security Consultant

  • Cyber Security Architect

  • Cyber Security Analyst

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • IT Security Technician

  • Intelligence Researcher

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Governance & Compliance Analyst

  • Forensics & Incident Response Analyst

  • Many more.

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Eligibility
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs or A-Levels, a level 3 qualification (apprenticeship or BTEC in a relatable subject).

  • Or relevant experience and/or an aptitude test.

Essential

  • Individuals who have a strong interest in Cyber Security.

  • Access to a laptop that can run Microsoft Teams and Zoom and includes a microphone and camera and able to run virtual machines.

 

Desirable

  • An understanding of what Cyber Security and Networking is.

Development

Modules
  • Networking fundamentals

  • Network security

  • Cyber Security fundamentals

  • Threat, Vulnerability and Risk assessment

  • Operating System security

  • Cryptography

  • Information Security and Management Frameworks

  • Access control systems

  • Security Policies

Pathways (specific to role)
  • Cyber Security Engineer - the most technology focused role in the occupation and will typically design, build and test secure networks or security products or systems with a particular focus on the security aspects of the design.

  • Cyber Risk Analyst - focuses on risk assessment, analysis and giving advice on risk mitigations. The roles may support formal security governance, regulatory & compliance (GRC).

  • Cyber Defend & Respond - more operationally focused, configuring and operating secure systems to prevent security breaches or monitoring systems to detect and respond to security breaches.