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Cybersecurity Technologist L4

This apprenticeship has a duration of 24 months

NEWS

With the start of the Degree apprenticeship which starts in September, it has been decided that the Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship will be withdrawn. For those that do not have the requisite experience and qualifications to do the degree, the Cyber Security Technician (L3) will be a good option to gain those skills. It will also allow the apprentice to progress onto the degree. Contact the apprenticeship team for more information.

This standard is for employers looking to recruit and train people who apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people.

Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response. Those focussed on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance. Whether focussed on the technical or risk analysis side, all people in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy. They develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.

Job roles include

Cyber Operations Manager Security Architect
Penetration Tester Security Analyst
Intelligence Researcher Security Sales Engineer
Cyber Security Specialist Information Security Analyst
Governance & Compliance Analyst Information Security Assurance & Threat Analyst
Forensics & Incident Response Analyst Security Engineer
Information Security Auditor Security Administrator
Information Security Officer

Benefits to business

  • Develop the skills your business needs
  • Get qualified and motivated staff
  • Future proof your business
  • Professional qualification you existing staff

Benefits for apprentices

  • Gaining industry recognised professional qualifications
  • Developing skills that will increase your career potential
  • Industry Support from industry experienced staff working with the British Computing Society
  • Working with the British Computing Society
  • Becoming a BCS member (students only)

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A Levels, a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship (ideally Software Developer Technician or Infrastructure Technician), or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.Level 2 English and maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment. It would be useful to look at this diagram to assist you in making a decision regarding suitability of this apprenticeship.

Qualification Summary

Qualification Title
1. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security Introduction.
2. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Network and Digital Communications Theory.
3. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Security Case Development and Design Good Practice.
4. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Security Technology Building Blocks.
5. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Employment of Cryptography.
6. BCS Level 4 Award in Risk Assessment.
7. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Governance, Organisation, Law, Regulation and Standards.

The Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship has a choice of 2 learning pathways: The ‘Technologist’ learning pathway, which requires the completion of knowledge modules 1 through to 5 and the ‘Risk Analyst’ learning pathway, which requires the completion of knowledge modules 1, 6 and 7.

The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas

  • Threats, hazards, risks and intelligence
  • Developing and using a security case
  • Organisational context
  • Future Trends

Knowledge Modules and Vendor Certifications offered

Qualification Title
1. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security Introduction.
2. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Network and Digital Communications Theory.
3. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Security Case Development and Design Good Practice.
4. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Security Technology Building Blocks.
5. BCS Level 4 Certificate in Employment of Cryptography.

Skill Scan

EPA Documents

Block Release Dates

College days - Cohorts 1 and 2 (January 2019 Start)

YearStartEndTopicCohort
201914 January Induction. ISO model1
18 March22 MarchVarious Cases1
29 July2 AugustCyber Sec Intro I (Owen doing Crypto)1 and 2
27 August31 AugustCryptoOwen French only
2 Sept6 SeptCyber Sec Intro II (the exam will be on the Friday at 2pm)Cohort 2
30 Sept4 OctoberNetworks & Digital Comms I1 and 2
4 November8 NovemberNetworks & Digital Comms II1 and 2
2020 13 January17 JanuaryNetworks & Digital Comms II1 and 2
10 February14 FebruaryEmployment of Cryptography 11 and 2
30 March3 AprilEmployment of Cryptography II1 and 2
20 April24 AprilSecurity Tech Build Blocks I1 and 2
18 May22 MaySecurity Tech Build Blocks II2 - buggy web app
RESUME AFTER COVID TOOK OVER
14 Sept18 SeptEmployment of Cryptography II1 and 2
12 October16 OctoberSecurity Tech Build Blocks I 1 and 2
2 November6 NovemberSecurity Tech Build Blocks II. Exam 11:00 -12:001 and 2
7 December11 DecemberSecurity Case Dev I1 and 2
2021 15 February19 FebruarySecurity Case Dev II1 and 2
22 March26 MarchNetworks & Digital CommsDate change from 15 March to 22 MArch
12 April16 AprilEPA readinessNone
10 May14 MaySynoptic Project

Knowledge module resources

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