Cyber security technologist
Managing and dealing with cyber threats, hazards and risks to protect an organisation's IT systems and staff from harm.
4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)
- Typical length
- 24 months
- Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have A levels, a level 3 apprenticeship (or other relevant qualifications and experience) and an aptitude for functional maths.
- What apprentices will learn
- cyber security principles and techniques
- national and international cyber security law, standards and regulations
- analysing and evaluating security threats and hazards
- building and using a security case
- logical and creative thinking, and analytical and problem-solving skills
- working independently on their own initiative and working as part of a team
- specialist skills: technical or risk analysis
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices will be able to apply for associate membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and British Computer Society (BCS).
Apprentices will also be able to apply for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians at Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) level 3 professional competence.