Our Cyber Security Technical Professional Apprenticeship is an exciting programme designed to give learners key knowledge, understanding, skills and experience that are sought after by employers.
Cyber security technical professionals operate in business or technology/engineering functions across a range of sectors. They normally work with a considerable degree of autonomy and lead teams that research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks. They also 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.
On this programmes, learners are assessed through coursework, essays and case studies. Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars, making it easier for learners to fit study around work and personal commitments.
In year one, learners 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.
Learners have access to our dedicated cyber security labs, equipped with industry-leading hardware and software. They 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, learners develop skills around advanced networking, malware identification, ethical hacking and secure coding. Areas of study include network design (the physical securing of network components), operating systems security (with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux) and information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment). As such, learners are equipped with valuable skills they can immediately apply in the workplace.