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This occupation is found in all sectors and organisations that employ technology, for example Digital, Telecoms, Technology, Business Services, Defence, Government, Finance, Health, Retail, Critical National Infrastructure, Transport, Automotive sectors; and in all types and sizes of organisation including large corporates, public sector bodies, academic institutions, charities, and small and medium enterprise (SME).

The broad purpose of the occupation is to apply an understanding of cyber security to protect organisations, systems, information, personal data and people from attacks and unauthorised access.

Cyber Security Technologists all require an understanding of security concepts and technology and how to mitigate risks arising from threats. The specific tasks undertaken vary depending on what needs to be achieved by the team at any particular time. Some tasks may be very technical, others may be more analytical, business or user focused. All roles in this occupation work to achieve required cyber security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy. They develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisations requirement.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a broad range of people from their own organisation and externally including suppliers and customers, technical specialists, non-specialists, peers and senior representatives. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for their own work, work as part of a team including different levels of technical and non-technical skills, and may also be required to supervise work, budgets and other staff.



The Cyber Security Technologist  Apprenticeship will typically take 28 months to complete

Month 1- 24 is for the on-programme delivery of the apprenticeship. Following this, should apprentices be successful in passing through the  gateway in Month 24, Months 25-28 is allocated for  End Point Assessment.

1 day a week College attendance for 24 months


End-Point Assessment – Month 25 – 28

The End Point Assessment is designed to assess the apprentice’s competency and understanding and should directly link to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Apprenticeship Standard. The EPA is made up of:

  • Scenario demonstrations with questioning
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Project Report


Course and Qualification Name

  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist
  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing



  • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing


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