This programme is delivered by QA and awarded by Northumbria University

Level of study: Undergraduate

Award: BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional

Apprenticeship standard: Cyber Security Technical Professional (Integrated Degree)

Awarding body: Northumbria University

Fees: This programme is fully funded by your employer through the Apprenticeship Levy

Entry requirements: A-Levels

English language requirements: GCSE at Grade C

Mode of study: Part-Time, Blended and Work-based Learning

Duration: 4 years

Assessment methods: Coursework including portfolios, End Point Assessment

Start date: October, January, April, July

Locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol

You will be equipped to work in a range of Computing, IT, and Digital Technology roles. These include Cyber Risk Manager; Cyber Risk Analyst; Cyber Research Analyst; Cyber Incident Manager; Cyber Security Engineer; Cyber Security Design Engineer.

If you intend to pursue a masters programme in the future, this programme is an ideal grounding. The technical knowledge, research and study skills that you will acquired provide an excellent foundation for a number of generalist and specialist masters programmes in computing and computing related technologies.

There is no cost to you as a degree apprentice. Degree Apprenticeships are fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy through your employer.

If you’re an employer, the total funding for this programme is:

  • £24,000

Travel expenses to travel to QA centres should be covered by the employer.

All textbooks are provided free of charge as e-books. Any students wishing to use paper copies will need to pay for these themselves, typically at an average cost of £30 per book.

In order to join a Degree Apprenticeship, the employer will either recruit new staff or select existing staff that are suitable for the programme. Individuals wishing to join the Degree Apprenticeship should apply for vacancies at or contact their employer.

Employers wishing to talk to a QA account manager about the programme should contact QA.

  1. Once you have your employers agreement – QA will send you a link to an online application.
  2. New vacancies will be published at

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