What does a Cyber Security Specialist Apprentice do?

Any computer connected to the internet is vulnerable to attacks. So cyber security is a big deal – important to businesses and society.

Cyber security engineers are on the front line of information security – you’ll fight cyber threats – protecting systems and employees from harm.

Using logic, and your creative skills, you’ll keep one step ahead of hackers and cyber criminals.

You could work in technical areas like security design, testing, investigations and response. Or, you could work in risk analysis on cyber operations, risk, governance and compliance. Either way, you’ll make technology secure, and safe.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems
  • Security Foundations
  • Security Management
  • Active Defence
  • Cloud Security
  • Programming and scripting
  • Threat Analysis


  • Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship

How long does the apprenticeship take?

15 months

What are my career prospects?

You could be a Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Consultant, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, IT Security Technician, or Embedded Engineer.

What’s my future salary potential?

£48,803 (average salary according to UK Talent)

Am I eligible?

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • An A Level in ICT
  • OR An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
  • OR A Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR A BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

Experience (if the learner can’t meet the qualification requirements):

  • A minimum of 1-year work experience in a Technical support role e.g., Help Desk. Should also be working at Level 2 in Maths and English.
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