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Cyber Security

Level: 4

Delivery Method: Apprenticeship

Typical Duration/length of course:  24 Months

Fees: POA

Entry Requirements: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

Course Code: APPNENL4

UCAS Code: NA 



This occupation is found in all sectors and organisations that employ technology, for example Digital, Telecoms, Technology, Business Services, Defence, Government, Finance, Health, Retail, Critical National Infrastructure, Transport, Automotive sectors; and in all types and sizes of organisation including large corporates, public sector bodies, academic institutions, charities, and small and medium enterprise (SME).


The broad purpose of the occupation is to apply an understanding of cyber security to protect organisations, systems, information, personal data and people from attacks and unauthorised access.

How is it delivered?

  • Weekly college ‘day release’ for 34 weeks term time only

  • Online Learning – Approx 65 hours plus 4 weeks self-study for NCSC course

  • Apprentices can begin their training with Assessor-based meetings to meet the SK&B in the Standard.

  • Assessor/Employer reviews held every 12 weeks as a minimum


The Cyber Security Technologist standard has three distinct options. At the end of the apprenticeship, apprentices will be competent in either:

  • Cyber Security Engineer

  • Cyber Risk Analyst

  • Cyber Defender & Responder

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