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Cyber intrusion analyst

Detect breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform incident response team about system breaches.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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 another relevant qualification.

What apprentices will learn
  • an understanding of IT network features and functions
  • how to integrate, correlate and understand information from automated tools
  • recognise issues within network data structures
  • recording and reporting
  • analysis of events and issues
  • how to research cyber threats and vulnerability
  • propose responses to emerging attack techniques
  • Networks (knowledge module 1)
  • Operating Systems (knowledge module 2)
  • Information and Cyber Security Foundations (knowledge module 3)
  • Business Processes (knowledge module 4)
  • Law, Regulation and Ethics (knowledge module 5) Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
Professional registration
  • Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) Associate Membership
  • Entry on to the Register of IT Technicians after demonstrating Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) level 3 professional competence
End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 01793 417417
The Colleges' Partnership Ltd 07843 582969
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.