Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Standard

This apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a Cyber Security Technician.

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Level 3

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 18 months
Start date - September to June
Where - Huddersfield Centre

Course Overview

Cyber Security Technicians provide the first line of cyber security response for any organisation. This role involves collaborating internally and externally to support secure business operations by monitoring and detecting potential threats and escalating them when necessary. You will learn how to deliver a security culture across an organisation, understand vulnerabilities and threats and support the development of an organisation’s cyber security plan.
You will learn how to install procedures and technical security controls in accordance with relevant standards to maintain an organisation’s security. You will also be the help desk point of contact and process requests ensuring confidentiality and integrity. You will monitor compliance, identify security incidents and escalate these when necessary, as well as provide relevant data to auditors if required.
You will study how to conduct specific cyber security tasks in line with relevant procedures and standards. You will have to implement specific cyber security mechanisms and controls, including patching software, installing software updates, implementing access control, configuring firewalls, security incident and event management tools (SIEM) tools and protection tools (anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spam).
From your experience of applying policies, you will review cyber security policies in line with the appropriate guidelines. You will take responsibility for your own self-development by keeping up to date with industry trends and developments to enhance your skills. You must have a suitable employer to be able to start an apprenticeship and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Cyber Security Technicians provide the first line of cyber security response for any organisation. This role involves collaborating internally and externally to support secure business operations by monitoring and detecting potential threats and escalating them when necessary. You will learn how to deliver a security culture across an organisation, understand vulnerabilities and threats and support the development of an organisation’s cyber security plan.
You will study how to conduct specific cyber security tasks in line with relevant procedures and standards. You will have to implement specific cyber security mechanisms and controls, including patching software, installing software updates, implementing access control, configuring firewalls, security incident and event management tools (SIEM) tools and protection tools (anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spam).
You will learn how to install procedures and technical security controls in accordance with relevant standards to maintain an organisation’s security. You will also be the help desk point of contact and process requests ensuring confidentiality and integrity. You will monitor compliance, identify security incidents and escalate these when necessary, as well as provide relevant data to auditors if required.
From your experience of applying policies, you will review cyber security policies in line with the appropriate guidelines. You will take responsibility for your own self-development by keeping up to date with industry trends and developments to enhance your skills. You must have a suitable employer to be able to start an apprenticeship and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Core Skills Gained:

GCSE grades 4-9 in maths and English
Possible progression routes include:
Level 4 apprenticeship in fields of networks and cybersecurity
University degrees in related IT field
Employment
There are many jobs availalbe in this growing areas of ICT.

You will be assessed through practical, observations, exams, projects and end point assessment.

Why work in the Computing & IT Industry?

Employment in Information and Communication Technology roles are up 4% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Computing & IT Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the Computing & IT Industry

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£20,744

IT Specialist Managers

£24,766

IT Project and Programme Managers

£26,583

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£24,652

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