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Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

Level 6

Course Overview

Part Time


<Gain an Honours Degree while employed in the industry>
<Be debt free>
<Gain years of valuable experience>
<Work with our consummate business hub team>?
<Enjoy our £3 million cyber security facilities coming to Cheltenham>?
<Benefit from 20 years of UWE world-leading cyber research>

<There is a nationwide cyber skills shortage - HELP FILL IT>

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This apprenticeship standard is suitable for a cyber security technical professional operating in business or technology/engineering functions across a range of sectors including critical national infrastructure (such as energy, transport, water, finance), public and private. They will usually operate considerably autonomously, and will lead teams which research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks; design, develop, justify, manage and operate secure solutions; and detect and respond to incidents. They work in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and ethics.

Delivery model

Workplace assessment and college block delivery (average 1 week per month)

Duration: 36 months plus up to six months for end point assessment

Ideal for:

  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Cyber Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Research Analyst
  • Cyber Incident Manager
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Design Engineer

The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:

  • Foundations of cyber security
  • Network foundations
  • Information management
  • Computer architecture
  • Operating system principles
  • Algorithm and program design
  • Malware, threats and defensive programming
  • Risk assessment
  • Security assurance
  • Legal, regulatory, compliance and standards

Benefits for learner

  • Achieve an honours degree
  • Develop skills that will increase your career potential
  • Support from your industry experienced staff
  • Be recognised for entry to the Institute of Information Security Professionals membership at Associate level


End Point Assessment

The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard (skills, knowledge and behaviours)

and be undertaken as follows:

  • Portfolio of evidence – produced towards the end of the apprenticeship, containing evidence from real work projects which have been completed during the apprenticeship
  • Practical test – four exercises to assess skills, knowledge and behaviour, in a controlled environment over 48 hours
  • Employer reference – confirming the apprentice has met the standards
  • Completion and achievement of all the modules in the BSc Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree
  • Passes at Level 2 English and Maths (If not already achieved)
  • Technical discussion - to elicit sufficient evidence against the knowledge, skills and behaviours to inform whether the minimum standard has been achieved

Two independent assessors (from a University) will assess each element of the end point assessment and will then decide whether to award successful apprentices with a pass, a merit or a distinction.



Validated by University of the West of England

Benefits to business

  • Develop the skills your business needs
  • Get qualified and motivated staff
  • Future proof your business
  • Professional qualifications for your staff
Year Topics Covered
Year 1 Covers programming, web and database development, operating systems and architecture, networking, information security, computer law and ethics
Year 2 Covers mathematics and algorithms, cryptography, operating system security, risk management, information management and big data, cyber threats, intelligence and incident response
Year 3 Covers security assurance, ethical hacking and penetration testing, security case development, mobile and Internet of Things security, malware analysis and reverse engineering, cybersecurity professionalism and reflective practice.
Year 4 Completion of workplace projects and portfolio preparation. End point assessment.
Years 1-4 Employment For the duration of the apprenticeship, technical competencies will be assessed in the workplace. These will include: building networks and digital systems, writing programs, analysing malware, identifying threats, undertaking risk assessments, designing secure systems and managing intrusion responses.
  • Employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include three A Levels including maths, or other relevant qualifications or experience

  • MSc Cyber Security at UWE Bristol

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Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Please contact the Apprenticeship team for fees on

01452 563400

There is little left in our modern lives that isn’t affected by computers and technology. You’ll find computing at the centre of almost all businesses and, as a result, employment opportunities within the sector are huge.

We offer a range of qualifications that support a variety of interesting careers, from games and apps development, through to forensic computing and cyber security. Our industry-experienced lecturers will give you the knowledge and skills you need to develop your own computing competency, in an area that interests you.

A computing course is an ideal route to employment, or to progress on to higher-level qualifications at GC or university. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and software, including a dedicated network for computing students, so that you can get familiar with the latest technology and prepare for the systems you’ll use in the business world.

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Amelia Thomas

I studied at Wyedean School and Sixth Form where I took History, Maths, Computer Science and Physics for A Levels. My interest in cyber was sparked when I went on a CyberFirst Advanced residential course which I loved, so thought why not pursue cyber security as a career choice! If you have an interest in IT and problem solving, then definitely consider studying cyber.

Amelia Thomas


Cheltenham Campus

Studying at Gloucestershire College was one of the best decisions I have made in terms of my education and setting me up for my future career. It’s made me realise what field I would like to go into.

Matt Dee

HND (Level 5), Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

Cheltenham Campus
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Taylor Watson

I feel like if you’re a student who feels ready to work, or someone who wants to learn more than you can at school, I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship; I can only praise how quickly it’s enabled me to evolve as a person and in my career.

Taylor Watson


Cheltenham Campus

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