Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship

In today’s world of total reliance on the internet alongside cloud-based platforms and software, cyber-attacks are certainly one of the biggest threats to your business. Your financial and customer data, website, people and general daily operational functioning are permanently at risk, unless you find a way to tackle this. Our Level 4 Cyber Security apprenticeship helps you regain control of your security.

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Skills gained with cyber apprenticeships

A qualified cyber security apprentice can:

  • Analyse and evaluate security threats and hazards to a system or service
  • Undertake security risk assessments and propose basic remediation advice
  • Recognise anomalies in observed digital system data structures
  • Undertake root cause analysis of events and make recommendations to reduce false positives and false negatives
  • Recommend improvements to the cyber security posture based on research into future potential cyber threats and considering threat trends

Key information

15 months plus assessment
Study modes
Online teaching, coaching and workplace development
Qualifications Achieved
Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist

The benefits of a cyber security program

For employers

  • Give your employees full knowledge and understanding of security concepts and technology
  • Equip your business to develop and deploy the necessary measures to eliminate potential threats
  • Help you to plan ahead with confidence, protecting yourself and customers
  • Meet the growing demand for expertise in security challenges across networking, hardware, software, cloud computing, infrastructure security and more
  • Encourage new talent to fill your skills gap
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For learners

Becoming an apprentice in cyber security will:

  • Enable you to understand how to defend against cyber attacks
  • Focus on real-world applications of the skills learned throughout the course, helping you to learn while you earn
  • Lead to a stimulating and varied career, putting you on the front line of defence against cyber attacks
  • Open up the professional world, as cyber security roles can be found in a variety of different sectors
  • Learn flexibly with our virtual training platform throughout your cyber apprenticeship
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Knowledge Gained

A qualified Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist will know the main types of attack techniques, using the role of human behaviour to mitigate these. They will understand basic terminology and concepts of cryptography, different risk assessment and audit methodologies, the function and features of digital system components, and the significance of identified trends in cyber security threats. Cyber security apprentices will also be able to analyse employer and customer requirements to derive security objectives, taking account of any threats or overall context to develop a security case laying out the proposed measures.

Programme Modules
Entry requirements
Apprenticeship Standard
Programme Modules

Programme Modules

  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Legislation and Ethics
  • Networking and System Security
  • Identifying and Responding to Threats
  • Risk Assessment
  • Specialism Module: Security Engineer or Risk Analyst or Defend and Respond


Each apprenticeship course has a standard set of competencies – Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours – that are focused on throughout the programme. The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours are evaluated through the End-Point Assessment (EPA), which is completed in the last month of the apprenticeship. The EPA is conducted by an external assessor, and will include the following elements that need to be completed in order to finish the apprenticeship.

  1. A portfolio
  2. A professional discussion
  3. A knowledge test
  4. Project Report
  5. A scenario demonstration with Q&A
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements may vary between cyber apprenticeships depending on the requirements of the employer. Usually, a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels, NVQs, a BTEC or a Level 3 Apprenticeship will be required. Employers may also expect a minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and maths. Apprentices that don’t have GCSE English and maths at the required level may need to undertake mandatory Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship to achieve Level 2 prior to End-Point Assessment.



This apprenticeship programme costs £18,000, all covered through the Apprenticeship Levy. Even if your business doesn’t pay into the Levy, the government funds 95% of all apprenticeship training, with your business only paying 5%.

Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Standard

Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Standard

This is a level 4 apprenticeship designed to teach learners to apply an understanding of cyber security to protect from attacks and unauthorised access. Duties of those becoming an apprentice cyber security technologist include:

  • Identifying cyber vulnerabilities in a system to ensure security is maintained.
  • Identifying security threats and hazards to a system, service or processes to inform risk assessments and design of security features.
  • Researching and investigating attack techniques and recommend ways to defend against them.
  • Supporting cyber security risk assessments, cyber security audits and cyber security incident management.
  • Developing security designs with design justification to meet the defined cyber security parameters.

Why choose our cyber apprenticeship?

Estio is a leading provider of digital and technology apprenticeship programmes, offering a comprehensive apprenticeship course informed by industry expertise, and delivered remotely to ensure enough flexibility for your apprentice’s needs to be suited. Completing cyber security apprenticeships will open many doors for your future career.

What does a cyber security technologist apprentice do?

The primary role of a cyber security technologist apprentice is to develop and apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect a variety of different organisation systems and people from cyber-crime.

What is a cyber security apprenticeship?

A cyber security apprenticeship will prepare you to keep cyber-crime at bay, untangling malware and decrypting data. Throughout the course, you will build upon your information security skills, learning how cyber threats present themselves, and how to defend your business against them.

Job roles for cyber security technologist apprentices

Completing a cyber security apprenticeship may help you become:

  • Cyber operations manager
  • Cyber risk analyst
  • Intelligence researcher
  • Security analyst
  • Security architect

What our employers say

From the offset, Estio have demonstrated commitment, professionalism and expertise and it is a pleasure working with them. We’re confident that our colleagues enrolled with Estio have an invaluable learning experience and we look forward to the future as we continue to work with Estio to deliver apprenticeships in the digital space.

| Phoenix Group

What our learners say

I couldn’t recommend Estio Training enough for their delightfully helpful, hands-on team, who made my journey in finding my next career venture feel like such a completely stress-free and pleasant experience.

| New Apprentice, Google Review

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