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.
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.