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Cyber Security Technician: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course Summary

This apprenticeship is designed for those learning 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.

From September 2023, this apprenticeship will be delivered at Nescot as part of the Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology


These will be determined and agreed between the employer and Nescot. However, it is likely to include five GCSEs (especially English, Maths and a Science or Technology subject) a Level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification/s and experience, or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

You will need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 (or comparable qualification) in English and maths. Please note, you will also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English and maths. Your interviewer will discuss with you what minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment.

Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.

To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC) and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.

If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will support you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team.

Please note, you may also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English and Maths. Your interviewer will discuss with you want minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment. Please note that all apprenticeships are subject to availability of space.

Professional Recognition

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry to both IISP and BCS Associate Membership and for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration


Your next steps: career and education progression routes

The course will prepare the apprentice for employment as a Junior Cyber Security Professional

You will also be able to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Cyber Security


Typical Job Roles

  • Access control administrator
  • Cyber security administrator
  • Incident response technician
  • Junior information security analyst
  • Junior penetration tester
  • Junior security analyst
  • Junior security operations centre (soc) analyst
  • Junior threat and risk analyst

A 5% employer contribution fee may be applicable depending on the age of the apprentice and the size of your organisation.

Apprentices will contribute to the delivery of a security culture across an organisation, understand vulnerabilities and threats and support the development of an organisation's cyber security maturity. They will 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.


Course Detail

This program of study and assessment will last 18 months over 5 terms.  Apprentices will attend 1 full day of college a month.

Lessons will take place in a dedicated network lab with relevant equipment for practical work.

In addition, apprentices will be supported online to study web-based training modules and simulation tools.

Apprentices will be visited in placement for a 1:1 portfolio building and review session every 8 weeks.

Assessment

An End Point Assessment will take place at the end of the course, where apprentices will be assessed in college on

  • 4 week project relating to the apprentices work
  • Submission of their portfolio
  • An professional discussion to the portfolio and project
  • A reference from the employer
  • NESCOT has experienced cyber security staff and fully equipped computing labs
  • In the past we have hosted heats of World Skills
  • We have been delivering apprenticeships since 2011

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 15/05/2023

Overview

  • Course Code:

    N8754

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Course length:

    This program of study and assessment will last 18 months over 5 terms.

    Apprentices will attend 1 full day of college a month.

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  • Course Code:

    N8754

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Course length:

    This program of study and assessment will last 18 months over 5 terms.

    Apprentices will attend 1 full day of college a month.

These will be determined and agreed between the employer and Nescot. However, it is likely to include five GCSEs (especially English, Maths and a Science or Technology subject) a Level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification/s and experience, or an aptitude test with a focus on IT skills.

You will need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 (or comparable qualification) in English and maths. Please note, you will also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English and maths. Your interviewer will discuss with you what minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment.

Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.

To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC) and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.

If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will support you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team.

Please note, you may also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English and Maths. Your interviewer will discuss with you want minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment. Please note that all apprenticeships are subject to availability of space.

Professional Recognition

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry to both IISP and BCS Associate Membership and for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration


Your next steps: career and education progression routes

The course will prepare the apprentice for employment as a Junior Cyber Security Professional

You will also be able to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Cyber Security


Typical Job Roles

  • Access control administrator
  • Cyber security administrator
  • Incident response technician
  • Junior information security analyst
  • Junior penetration tester
  • Junior security analyst
  • Junior security operations centre (soc) analyst
  • Junior threat and risk analyst

A 5% employer contribution fee may be applicable depending on the age of the apprentice and the size of your organisation.

Apprentices will contribute to the delivery of a security culture across an organisation, understand vulnerabilities and threats and support the development of an organisation's cyber security maturity. They will 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.


Course Detail

This program of study and assessment will last 18 months over 5 terms.  Apprentices will attend 1 full day of college a month.

Lessons will take place in a dedicated network lab with relevant equipment for practical work.

In addition, apprentices will be supported online to study web-based training modules and simulation tools.

Apprentices will be visited in placement for a 1:1 portfolio building and review session every 8 weeks.

Assessment

An End Point Assessment will take place at the end of the course, where apprentices will be assessed in college on

  • 4 week project relating to the apprentices work
  • Submission of their portfolio
  • An professional discussion to the portfolio and project
  • A reference from the employer
  • NESCOT has experienced cyber security staff and fully equipped computing labs
  • In the past we have hosted heats of World Skills
  • We have been delivering apprenticeships since 2011

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 15/05/2023

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