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Cyber Security Technical Professional Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

What is Cyber Security Technical Professional Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)?

The Cyber Security Technical Professional Apprenticeship is an exciting course designed to give you the knowledge, understanding, skills, and experience that are sought after by potential employers and industry experts.

A cyber security technical professional operates in business or technology/engineering functions across a range of sectors of the economy including critical national infrastructure (such as energy, transport, water, finance), public and private, large and small. They will normally operate with a considerable degree of autonomy and will lead teams that research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks; design, develop, justify, manage and operate secure solutions; and detect and respond to incidents. They work in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and ethics.

Study style

You’ll be assessed through coursework, essays and case studies. Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars. This means it’s easy to fit learning around work and personal commitments.

In your first year you will develop a grounding in computers, systems, and networks, particularly in relation to identifying and preventing security breaches. An independent work-based project underpins classroom content, so apprentices are applying their learning in the workplace.

You have access to our dedicated cyber security labs, equipped with industry-leading hardware and software. You will learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques.

Through hands-on experience of analysing secure networks and websites, you will develop skills around advanced networking, malware identification, ethical hacking, and secure coding. From network design (the physical securing of network components) and operating systems security with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux, to information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment), you will graduate well prepared for your next step.

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Entry requirements

    • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Most candidates will have A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications, and English, Maths and ICT at Level 2. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative. English and Maths must be achieved before the End Point Assessment.

      Apprentices should be in fulltime employment (e.g. at least employed for 30 hours per week) throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, and 20% of their working hours should be spent on off-the-job training.

      Employers may wish to set additional entry requirements to suit their organisational needs.

Course modules


Fees and costs

Please contact the business team to discuss fees for this course. when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Possible careers

  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Cyber Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Research Analyst
  • Cyber Incident Manager
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Design Engineer.

Industry links

Bamboo, CSA Limited, Cumbria Police Constabulary, Dyson, EDF Energy, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Network Rail, NHS South Central and West, St. James’s Place, Thatcham, Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone.

Andrew Carr – ICT Integrations Team Leader, Cumbria Constabulary

I have enjoyed a lot of the block-mode lectures and the interaction with my fellow students. The subjects being delivered by the lecturers have been interesting and appropriate for the knowledge I have been hoping to gain. The interaction with the lecturers and other students helps to develop my knowledge beyond the academic subject by learning and sharing real-world experiences.

The university provide good quality lecturers and lectures on a diverse range of subjects. They have been good at offering remote learning options over the last 12 months which I appreciate given I live so far from the campus.
I am also the Course Representative for this year. I speak to other Course Rep’s and the Subject Rep to ensure our voice is heard and that all students benefit.

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