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Apprenticeship training course

Cyber security technician (level 3)

Provide first line cyber security support.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Access Control Administrator
  • Cyber Security Administrator
  • Incident Response Technician
  • Junior Information Security Analyst
  • Junior Penetration Tester
  • Junior Security Analyst
  • Junior Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst
  • Junior Threat and Risk Analyst
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Follow information security procedures
  • Maintain information security controls
  • Develop information security training and awareness resources
  • Monitor the effectiveness of information security training and awareness
  • Handle and assess the validity of security requests from a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Follow technical procedures to install and maintain technical security controls
  • Monitor and report information security events
  • Recognise when and how to escalate information security events in accordance with relevant procedures and standards
  • Review and modify access rights to digital information systems, services, devices or data
  • Maintain an inventory of digital information systems, services, devices and data storage
  • Scopes cyber security vulnerability assessments
  • Evaluate the results of a cyber security vulnerability assessment
  • Perform routine threat intelligence gathering tasks through consulting external sources
  • Undertake digital information risk assessments
  • Identify and categorise threats, vulnerabilities and risks in preparation for response or escalation
  • Document cyber security event information whilst preserving evidence
  • Draft information management reports using standard formats appropriate to the recipients
  • Review and comment upon cyber security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Perform cyber security compliance checks
  • Translate audit requirements and collate relevant information from log files, incident reports and other data sources
  • Communication skills to co-operate as part of a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary team using a range of technical and non-technical language to provide an effective interface between internal or external users and suppliers
  • Keep up-to-date with legislation and industry standards related to the implementation of cyber security in an organisation

Full information on Cyber security technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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