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Cyber Security Technician

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Course Level

Level 3

Course Duration

18 months

Location

Nationwide

Awarding body

BCS

Whats involved.

Course Overview

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for supporting a cyber security function (frequently a Security Operations Centre or Network Operations Centre) working under supervision. The employee will be conducting specific cyber security tasks to defined procedures and standards.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers. They would typically work as a member of a team; this may be office based or virtual. The employee will interact with, and influence colleagues and will have working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners in their capacity as an individual contributor.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide first line cyber security support. This requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary and to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures and controls. To contribute to the delivery of a security culture across an organisation, understanding vulnerabilities and threats and supporting the development of an organisation's cyber security maturity. To apply procedures and controls to maintain security and control of an organisation, and process security requests ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information stored digitally.

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Where next?

Progression opportunities

Professional recognition
This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT for Associate BCS membership (AMBCS) and Professional
  • Registration for IT Technicians (RITTech) for
  • Chartered Institute for Information Security for / Accredited Affiliate

What now?

Can I apply for this course?

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

Some of the requirements may be:

  • Typically have five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.
  • Have been a resident in the UK/ Level 5 EEA/EU for the last 3 years.
  • Have Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Be able to meet the programme modules through their job role.

Employers

How apprenticeships work for Employers?

From the outset, we communicate with you to find out exactly what your organizational requirements are, then find the best fit for the business and an individual who will bring value to the role instantly.

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We want to engage with you

We will meet you in the first instance to find out exactly what your business needs from an apprentice, whilst ensuring that you have all the information you need from the outset.

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Free recruitment

We will source high quality candidates that not only meet your organizational needs, but have the best personality fit and abilities to contribute to your office dynamics.

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Ongoing support

Not only will we induct the apprentice, but we will offer ongoing support to both your business and the learner. We hold regular one-to-one sessions with our apprentices to ensure they are on the right track.

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Delivery is important

We are versatile in our approach to teaching as we know every business has different needs, so we offer both academy-style support on a weekly basis, as well as distance-learning in the form of webinars.

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