Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

About the course

Our Level 6 Cyber Security Technical Professional integrated degree apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks, design, develop, justify, manage and operate secure solutions and detect and respond to incidents in relation to all applicable laws, regulations, standards and ethics in all sectors of the economy. Successful apprentices will achieve the BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity.

Designed to be relevant, practical and challenging, to develop:

  • Teaching staff draw on industry experience as researchers or consultants
  • Studies are aligned to Institute of Information Security Professional membership at associate level
  • Classes take place in state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Apprenticeship co-ordinator links employer and apprentice to the University

Who is it for?

  • Staff working in technology with a degree in another subject looking to underpin and develop their subject knowledge
  • Employers supporting those moving into a skilled role as a Cyber Security Technical Professional
  • Open to new or existing staff
  • Open to graduates if their degree does not include in depth study of Computer Security and Forensics
  • Those progressing from a lower-level apprenticeship
  • Typical entry requirements include 3 A levels including maths or other relevant qualifications or experience

How the programme is delivered

The course can be configured to suit employer needs and is usually delivered one day per week off-the-job. There is the option of delivery at the workplace for groups of twelve or more.

Apprentices extend their classroom learning through their workplace practice, collecting evidence of learning applied, for example through project work, business enquiry and a portfolio.

Topics covered

  • Foundations of Cyber Security, its significance, concepts, threats, vulnerabilities and assurance
  • Network foundations, connections, internetworking, protocols, standards, performance, security and server virtualisation
  • Information Management, big data concepts, mathematical techniques, database concepts and data quality
  • Computer architecture, digital logic, machine level representation of data
  • Programming Languages
  • Algorithms, complexity and discrete maths
  • Software construction
  • Malware, reverse engineering and obfuscation Risk Modelling, Analysis, Tools and Techniques
  • Information Security policy, legal/regulatory requirements and ethics

The programme typically lasts 48 months.

Qualifications include BSc Cybersecurity.

English and Maths to Level 2 included if not held at entry.

Cost: £24,000

  • Campuses in Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.
  • We place strong emphasis on practical and professional skills alongside high quality education and training. Many of our programmes successfully combine employment with professional studies.
  • Employers and apprentices are supported by experienced Apprenticeship Co-ordinators, through workplace visits and regular reviews.
  • TEF Silver – Proud to achieve Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Commended by the QAA for the high quality and standards of our higher education provision (QAA 2015)
  • Top 250 University under 50 years old (THE 2020)
  • One of 21 Business Schools awarded the Bronze Award for start-up and business growth advice (Small Business Charter)
  • 8th in the country in the University Green League (People and Planet 2021)
  • Eco Campus Platinum award (2022)
  • Continued investment in facilities for our students. Most significantly we opened a £40m STEM building at our Luton campus in 2019.
  • Our apprenticeship programmes can be configured to suit employers’ specific needs.