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Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

It's no secret Gloucestershire is fast becoming the centre of our cyber industry.

Are You Part Of It?

Discover our cyber security degree apprenticeship, in partnership with UWE Bristol and delivered in our brand new world-class £3million cyber facility.

Gloucestershire College is the leading provider of apprenticeships in the county; working with over 1,000 of Gloucestershire’s best businesses to produce award-winning apprenticeships.

About the Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

The Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship is in partnership with Bristol UWE. 

Taught by UWE Bristol and Gloucestershire College lecturers, apprentices earn a UWE Bristol BSc Hons degree, in new, world-class facilities within easy reach of work or home.  

Apprenticeship graduates will be able to operate autonomously; lead teams that manage cyber security risks and secure solutions end-to-end; and be able to detect and respond to incidents.

What Does the Degree Apprenticeship Involve?

You'll study the apprenticeship for three and a half years, plus an end point assessment, with the opportunity to progress to a Masters upon completion.

The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas: 

  • Foundations of cyber security
  • Network foundations
  • Information management
  • Computer architecture
  • Operating system principles
  • Legal, regulatory, compliance and standards
  • Algorithm and program design
  • Malware, threats and defensive programming
Apprentices will study for one week a month, and for two weeks in September and June. 

With the average university student debt of £50,000, apprenticeships are an excellent, debt-free route to a degree. There are no tuition fees and student loans, apprentices are paid while they learn, gaining experience with a reputable business.

A typical cyber security apprentice can earn over £18,000 per year.

Watch our Cyber Degree Apprenticeship Launch Video

Learn more about the apprenticeship degree from Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol, while hearing from cyber industry experts. 

What you can expect:

  • UWE Bristol coming to Cheltenham
  • Introduction to the new cyber security degree apprenticeship
  • The landscape of the cyber security industry from Bamboo
  • The latest on Cheltenham's Cyber Park coming 2025

Gloucestershire is Fast Becoming the Centre of our Cyber Industry. 

Our Cheltenham Campus is just a stone’s throw away from GCHQ, a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency that keeps the UK safe.They employ over 5,000 people.

By 2025, GCHQ will have a new neighbour, a 45 hectare Cyber Park putting the town at the forefront of cyber security and creating 7,000 new jobs. Cyber Central UK is championed by Cheltenham
Borough Council, and will firmly put Cheltenham on the cyber map regionally, nationally and globally . It is part of a wider Golden Valley development with exciting plans for homes, restaurants, leisure spaces
and a shuttle service to the town centre.

Cheltenham is also home to trailblazing cyber security co-working space Hub8, in the Brewery Quarter. Hub8 is delivered in partnership with CyNam (Cyber Cheltenham).


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Gloucestershire College hailed as Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

Gloucestershire College is thrilled to have won Training Provider of the Year at the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards for the second year running. The awards celebrate Gloucestershire’s best and brightest apprentices, as well as the organisations that enable their success. The ceremony that took place in Kingsholm Stadium on 13 October, highlighted the depth of talent currently within apprenticeship programmes across the county.

A brand new look for Employer Training & Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

It's time for a new era. From Friday 15 October, GC will no longer be using the GC Business Hub brand. In its place, comes Employer Training & Apprenticeships from Gloucestershire College.

Businesses to now receive up to £4000 for every new apprentice hired before January 2022.

In July 2020, the government announced new incentive payments for employers to encourage the recruitment of new apprentices. Originally planned to end on 31 January 2021, the incentive payments have now been extended for a fourth time to January 2022.

The amount each business will receive for every new apprentice hired also increased to £3,000 from April 2021. With the existing £1000 incentive for taking on a 16-18 apprentice, this now means businesses will receive up to £4000 per apprentice recruited.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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