The main purpose of a Cyber Security Technologist is to manage and deal with cyber threats, hazards, controls, measures, mitigations and risks to protect organisations, systems and staff from harm. 

Employees can focus on the technical side working on areas such as security design and architecture, security testing, investigations and response. Or on the risk analysis side, focusing on areas such as operations, risk, governance and compliance.


This is a Level 4 apprenticeship.


Typically, 18-24 months.

Entry requirements

This programme is for employees in cyber security roles, whether newly recruited or already employed. Newly recruited employees should ideally hold a Level 3 or equivalent IT qualification on entry.

Typical job roles

Cyber Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Cyber Operations Manager, Penetration Tester, Information Security Officer, Information Security Analyst, Governance & Compliance Analyst


Blue tick bulletKnowledge modules are certified by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Blue tick bulletIncludes industry recognised qualifications - Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and Dell EMC

Blue tick bulletIn addition to achieving the Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Programme overview

Blue tick bulletLearning modules include topics such as: Network and Digital Communication Theory, Security Case Development and Design in Good Practice, Security Technology and Building Blocks, Cryptography and Encryption, Understanding Ethical Hacking

Blue tick bulletDedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey

Blue tick bulletRegular one to one workplace visits

Blue tick bulletFlexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles

Blue tick bullet24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning

Blue tick bulletFree NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands

Progression opportunities

Upon completion, apprentices will be eligible to join the Register of IT Technicians to support their professional career and development. The apprenticeship will also be the basis for continued professional development in this field. 

Funding and financial support

Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while a range of government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances.



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