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Cyber security technologist

Managing and dealing with cyber threats, hazards and risks to protect an organisation's IT systems and staff from harm.

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 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.

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
Accelerate People Ltd
City and Guilds 0207 294 3201
More Information

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