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Cyber Security Apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College

Protect your business through our cyber apprenticeships, accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BSC) and the University of West of England.

We train new talent and upskill existing employees to bring essential skills into your business, helping to secure your organisation’s systems and data against cyber threats.

Contact our Business Hub team to discuss your business needs and find out how our cyber apprenticeships can benefit your business.

Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship - Level 3

Who is this programme for?

Anyone aged 16 or over can complete our Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship. Perfect for both new recruits and current employees who are looking to upskill, this apprenticeship is a great way to train and bring invaluable skills into your business.

If you are looking to hire new talent for your business, our Business Hub team can help you recruit.

Upskilling current members of staff through apprenticeships is a proven way to boost productivity, increase staff retention rates and strengthen your business. Our Business Hub team can recommend the right programme for your employees.

What will the apprenticeship cover?

Our Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship has been designed for those providing first-line cyber security support in-house or for customers. Apprentices will learn how to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary whilst ensuring business operations can continue uninterrupted. The programme will allow apprentices to operate in a secure manner through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures and controls.

This Level 3 programme is an excellent pathway for our Level 6 Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship includes the following core areas:

  • Threat hazards, risk and intelligence
  • Security threats
  • Maintaining security and control of an organisation
  • Cyber security mechanisms and controls: patching software, installing software updates, implementing access control, configuring firewalls
  • Security incident and event management tools (SIEM) tools and protection tools
  • Information security policy and procedure

Download our fact sheet for more information

When does the programme start?

Our Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship cohorts start in March 2021 and July 2021.

If you are looking to recruit new talent for your business or you have a current employee who is looking to upskill, get in touch with our Business Hub team today to get the ball rolling.

Contact: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk or call: 01452 563400.

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6

Who is this programme for?

Taught by Gloucestershire College's cyber experts and UWE Bristol lecturers, apprentices can earn a UWE Bristol degree right here at GC in our brand new world-class £3million cyber facility, within easy reach of work or home.

Our Level 6 Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship programme allows aspiring cyber security professionals to achieve a UWE Bristol Degree right here in Gloucestershire.

This high level programme is perfect for school leavers with A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualifications or for individuals looking to change career direction and find their route into the cyber industry.

But it’s not just about new recruits. Our Degree programme offers an excellent training route for IT professionals already working in IT to gain cutting edge knowledge, experience and qualifications to advance in their job role and bring new skills into your business.

If you are looking to hire new talent for your business, our Business Hub team can help you recruit or if you already have an employee who wants to train, we can get them signed up.

What will the apprenticeship cover?

Apprentices will be able to operate autonomously and develop the skills and knowledge to lead teams which research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks. Apprentices will learn to design, develop, justify, manage and operate secure solutions for businesses to ensure their protection from the growing risk of cyber attacks. Apprentices will learn to detect and respond to high level incidents, working in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and ethics.

Apprentices will achieve an Honours Degree from UWE Bristol and will be able to progress on to their Masters programme if desired.  

The apprenticeship includes 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

Download our fact sheet for more information

When does the programme start?

Our Level 6 Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship cohort starts in September 2021.

To recruit new talent for your business or upskill current members of staff, get in touch with our Business Hub team for more information.

Contact: business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk or call: 01452 563400.

How is the training delivered?

Our IT and Cyber apprentices are grouped in exclusive cohorts with fellow apprentices from other like-minded businesses. The theory of our IT & Cyber programmes is delivered in block release on campus, supported by our team of expert assessors and trainers who visit apprentices in their place of work to help them put the theory into practice.

What will it cost?

  • If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16 to 18-year-old, you are entitled to receive the training completely free of charge.
  • If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. 
  • If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise your levy strategy and make the most of funding on offer. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   

Our experts in our Business Hub team are here to support your business and offer guidance about how you can maximise funding for apprenticeships. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation with one of the Business Hub team today.

Arrange your free consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or business.hub@gloscol.ac.uk

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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

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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