Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship

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The broad purpose of the role of a Cyber Security Technician, 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.

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. Specific cyber security mechanisms and controls that an individual would be required to implement would include: 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). and threats and supporting the development of an organisation’s cyber security maturity.


Upon the successful completion of the Level 3 Cyber security technician apprenticeship learners may be able to progress further on to the Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist standard, or the Level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst should their job roles permit.

In addition, Apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeships will be given the opportunity to apply for professional recognition with one of the below affiliates:

  • 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

For further details contact Employer Engagement Team employers@coventrycollege.ac.uk

Ideally maths & English at level 2 or equivalent; apprentices who do not have level 2 or above will be required to undertake functional Skills before entering for their End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will consist of;

Assessment method 1: Scenario Demonstrations with questioning
Assessment method 2: Professional Discussion underpinned by Portfolio
Assessment method 3: Knowledge Test

Course Summary

Length of study:
23 Months


Course level:
Level 3

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