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Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship
Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship

Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3

Course Overview

Part Time

This apprenticeship standard is for those providing first line cyber security support. This
requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary,
and to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation through the
implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures
and controls.

Delivery model and duration:
Skills and behaviours developed in the workplace, complemented by
college block delivery of required knowledge
Duration: Typically 18 months

Ideal for:
• Cyber Security Administrator
• Access Control Administrator
• Incident Response Technician
• Junior Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst
• Junior Information Security Analyst
• Junior Threat and Risk Analyst
• Junior Penetration Tester
• Junior Security Analyst

The apprenticeship will cover 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 Benefits to business:
• Develop the skills your business needs
• Get qualified and motivated staff
• Future proof your business

Benefits for learners:
• Develop skills that will increase your career potential
• Support from industry experienced staff working with the British Computing Society
• Become an associate member of the BCS
• Become a registered IT Technician (RITTech)
• Become an accredited affiliate of the Chartered Institute for Information Security



Benefits to business:
• Develop the skills your business needs
• Get qualified and motivated staff
• Future proof your business

End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
• Scenario demonstrations with questioning by an independent assessor
• A professional discussion with an independent assessor underpinned by a portfolio of 8 discrete pieces of evidence
• A knowledge test Performance in the End Point Assessment will determine the overall apprenticeship standard grade of pass, fail or distinction


Duties developed during the apprenticeship will include:
Cyber security policies and standards based on an Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Principles of cyber security compliance and compliance monitoring techniques
Cryptography, certificates and use of certificate management tools
Processes for detecting, reporting, assessing, responding to, dealing with and learning from information security events
Threat sources and threat identification and network reconnaissance techniques and the impact that threats might have on an organisation
Types of information security events – brute force attack, malware activity, suspicious user behaviour, suspicious device behaviour,
unauthorized system changes
Computer forensic principles – the importance of ensuring that evidence is not contaminated and maintaining the continuity of evidence
without compromising it
Standard information security event incident, exception and management reporting requirements and how to document incident and event
information as part of a chain or evidence
Cyber security audit requirements, procedures and plans, need to obtain and document evidence in an appropriate form for an internal or
external auditor to review
Different learning techniques and the breadth and sources of knowledge and sources of verified information and data
Risk assessment, risk management and business impact analysis principles
How their occupation fits into the wider digital landscape and any current or future regulatory requirements
How to use data ethically and the implications for wider society, with respect to the use of data
Roles within a multidisciplinary team and the interfaces with other areas of an organisation
  • Typically these will include five GCSEs, (including English, Mathematics and a STEM subject); a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

  • Completers may want to progress to Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

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Cyber Security Technician 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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