Cyber Security Technologist Level 4


Learners will follow a curriculum which adapts to the individual learning needs of learners who are working towards level 4. Learners will have opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills, behavior and understanding of workplace expectations. Take part in a variety of workplace experiences which actively promote problem solving, employability skills and responsibility. The main aim of this Apprenticeship is to develop the skills learners need to engage to progress further in work or access higher level learning. Learners will increase their development in areas such as:

  • Vocational Skills and workplace understanding
  • Responsibility for own work and self-development
  • Independent learning and research
  • Motivation to succeed Employability Skills
  • Accessing CIAG internally and externally Development of these skills will help prepare them to be able to participate with confidence in future job opportunities.


Maths Functional Skill Level 2 & English Functional Skill Level 2 End Point Assessment to be completed upon learner reaching Gateway stage, this will consist of: Professional Discussion underpinned by portfolio & project report & questioning


Duty 1 Identify cyber vulnerabilities in a system to ensure security is maintained. Duty 2 Identify security threats and hazards to a system, service or processes to inform risk assessments and design of security features Duty 3 Research and investigate attack techniques and recommend ways to defend against them Duty 4 Support cyber security risk assessments, cyber security audits and cyber security incident management Duty 5 Develop security designs with design justification to meet the defined cyber security parameters.Duty 6 Configure, deploy and use computer, digital network and cyber security technology. Duty 7 Develop program code or scripts for a computer or other digital technology for example an industrial control system Duty 8 Write reports, give verbal reports and presentations in the context of the cyber security role Duty 9 Manage cyber security operations processes in accordance with organisational policies and standards and business requirements. Duty 10 Participate in cyber war gaming and simulations (technical &non-technical), for example to better understand cyber-attack and defence rehearse responses, test and evaluate cyber security techniques Duty 11 Keep up to date with industry trends and developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for own professional development

Select one of three options: Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst or Cyber Defend & Respond


B1: Logical - Applies logical thinking, B2: Analytical - working with data effectively to see patterns, trends and draw meaningful conclusions. B3: Works independently. For example works diligently regardless of how much they are being supervised, and stays motivated and committed when facing challenges B4: Shows initiative, being resourceful when faced with a problem and taking responsibility for solving problems within their own remit B5: Thorough & organised. B6: Works effectively with a wide range of people in different roles, internally and externally, with a regard to inclusion & diversity policy B7: Communicates effectively in a wide variety of situations for example contributing effectively to meetings and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical audiences B8: Maintains a productive, professional and secure working environment. B9: Creative - taking a variety of perspectives, taking account of unpredictable adversary and threat behaviours and approaches, bring novel and unexpected solutions to address cyber security challenges B10: Problem Solving - Identifies issues quickly, solves complex problems and applies appropriate solutions. Dedicated to finding the true root cause of any problem and find solutions that prevent recurrence.


Each month you will be expected to learn something new.

  • Learning will take place both on and off the job
  • You will work with a workplace mentor to learn on the job
  • Your Tutor will meet with you at regular intervals
  • Quarterly, you will officially review your progress
  • You will be invited to Master classes


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 fulfill an organisations requirement.

The Cyber Security Technologist standard has three distinct options. At the end of the apprenticeship you will be competent in either:

  1. The Cyber Security Engineer is the most technology focused role in the occupation and will typically design, build and test secure networks or security products or systems with a particular focus on the security aspects of the design.

Typical job titles include: Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Consultant,Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, IT Security Technician, Embedded Engineer.

  1. The Cyber Risk Analyst Focuses on risk assessment, analysis and giving advice on risk mitigations. The roles may support formal security governance, regulatory & compliance (GRC).

Typical job titles include: Cyber Security Consultant, Cyber Security Analyst,Cyber Risk Analyst, Intelligence Researcher, Cyber Security Specialist,Information Security Analyst, Governance & Compliance Analyst,Information Security Assurance & Threat Analyst, Information Security Auditor.

  1. The Cyber Defender & Responder is more operationally focused, configuring and operating secure systems to prevent security breaches or monitoring systems to detect and respond to security breaches.


This standard aligns with the following professional recognition: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for Register of IT Technicians (RITTech)level 4


Entry Requirements: The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer but may typically be five GCSE’s at Grade C or higher.

Duration of Apprenticeship: Typically The apprenticeship will typically take 24 months to complete

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