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Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

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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

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    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.

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What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Please contact the Apprenticeship team for fees on

01452 563400


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