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Train Cyber Apprentices with Gloucestershire College

We help businesses to grow their own cyber skills in-house through apprenticeships.

Ideal for both new recruits and current employees, our cyber apprenticeships are at the cutting edge, taught by industry experts at Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol in our £3m training facility, ADA.

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 Employer Training & Apprenticeships 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 businesses. Our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team can speak to both employees and employers to recommend the right programme for you and your requirements. 

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

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 critical new skills to businesses. 

The future is cyber. And you can be part of it. Get the best training with our Tech Industry Gold accredited degree programme and learn with a cohort of like-minded cyber professionals.

If you are looking to hire new talent for your business, our Employer Training & Apprenticeships 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 Master's 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

Experience ADA

Our IT and cyber apprenticeships are taught from our state-of-the-art training centres including ADA: The Advanced Digital Academy. 

Located in the heart of Cheltenham's cyber community and bringing industry and education together, ADA is the hotspot for developing tech talent.

  • Brand new £3m training facility
  • Off-grid attack and defence room
  • High-spec computers
  • Agile work spaces

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 Employer Training & Apprenticeships 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 Employer Training & Apprenticeships team today.



Get in touch

Our dedicated Employer Training & Apprenticeships team will provide you with full support in setting up your apprenticeship programme from recruitment right through to completion. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure your apprentices are supported, and learning the skills your business needs. 

View all IT & Cyber apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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

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

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