Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

Apprentices will train to provide first line cyber security support, this includes monitoring and detecting potential security threats.

A Cyber Security Technician supports the security of an organisation’s IT infrastructure including its devices and network, mainly working under supervision. In summary, in addition to key workplace skills, the role may involve:

  • Conducting specific cyber security tasks to defined procedures and standards.
  • Implementing cyber security mechanisms, maintaining, and installing controls and engaging with specific cyber security events as directed.
  • Supporting an effective security culture within the business, maintaining records compliance and access rights.
  • Identifying and responding to complex issues and determining the need for escalation.
  • Contributing to risk and vulnerability assessment programmes and incident reporting.

Units of study/what is involved

  • Apply procedures and controls to maintain security and control of an organisation.
  • Contribute to the production and development of security culture across an organisation including assisting with the promotion of cyber security awareness programmes.
  • Process cyber security helpdesk requests ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital information, meeting relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct the installation and maintenance of technical security controls in accordance with relevant procedures and standards.
  • Monitor, identify, report and escalate information security incidents and events in accordance with relevant procedures and standards
  • Administer cryptographic and certificate management activities in accordance with relevant procedures and standards.
  • Conduct regular review of access rights to digital information assets in accordance with relevant procedures and standards.

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

Assessment Methods

  • Work product portfolio, documenting evidence of demonstrative workplace competencies.
  • Knowledge delivery with formative assessment
  • Scenario Demonstrations with questioning
  • Knowledge Test as part of end point assessment.
  • Professional Discussion underpinned by Portfolio

Progression Options

  • Security Administrator
  • Cyber threat and risk analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Incident response technician
  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker

Course Summary

Course Title Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs and / or A levels

  • Other relevant qualifications or experience

  • Aptitude test with a focus on functional maths

Attendance Requirements You will attend College for one full day a week (remote).
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My course has given me plenty of practical and theory experience, and I’ve even done a week’s work experience with an operations manager at BT.

Charlotte Colmer

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