Cyber Security Knowledge Qualifications (3660)

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2021

These qualifications are designed for those looking for a career in cyber security technology.

They provide learning that underpin two career opportunities:

  • technical solutions - those whose focus is on the technical side work on areas such as security design and architecture, security testing, investigations and response.
  • risk analyst - those whose focus is on the risk analysis side work on areas such as operations, risk, governance and compliance.

The qualifications can be taken either as standalone qualifications, or as part of the mandatory on-programme learning for the Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship standard (ST0124 v1.0) (City & Guilds 9660).

On achieving the relevant qualification(s), the learner will have gained underpinning knowledge appropriate to the Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship standard.

The qualifications can also be used to enhance on-programme learning for the newly published 2021 Cyber Security Technologist (ST1021 v1.0) apprenticeship standard where a mandatory qualification isn’t required.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Those learners undertaking the Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship standard (ST0124 v1.0) (City & Guilds 9660) for EPA must complete the following qualifications depending on which pathway they choose:

Core Knowledge qualification

  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Cyber Security Introduction (3660-01)

Technologist specialism

  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Network and Digital Communications Theory (3660-02)
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Security Case Development and Design Good Practice (3660-03)
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Security Technology Building Blocks (3660-04)
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Employment of Cryptography (3660-05)

Risk Analyst specialism

  • Level 4 Cyber Security Risk Analyst - Risk Assessment (3660-06)
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Risk Analyst - Governance, Organisation, Law, Regulation and Standards (3660-07)

Each qualification consists of one mandatory unit that is assessed via a multiple-choice online test.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Typical roles include:

Cyber Operations Manager, Security Architect, Penetration Tester, Security Analyst, Risk Analyst, Intelligence Researcher, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Assurance & Threat Analyst, Forensics & Incident Response Analyst, Security Engineer, Information Security Auditor, Information Security Officer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully and that they have the full engagement of the employers for the full programme.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 4

Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security Introduction (3660-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security Introduction

  • Accreditation No: 603/5327/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Certificate in Network and Digital Communications Theory (3660-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022

Level 4 Certificate Network and Digital Communications Theory

  • Accreditation No: 603/5328/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Award in Security Case Development and Design Good Practice (3660-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022

Level 4 Award in Security Case Development and Design Good Practice

  • Accreditation No: 603/5329/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Award Security Technology Building Blocks (3660-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022

Level 4 Award Security Technology Building Blocks

  • Accreditation No: 603/5330/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Certificate Employment of Cryptography (3660-05)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022

Level 4 Certificate Employment of Cryptography

  • Accreditation No: 603/5334/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Award in Risk Assessment in Cyber Security (3660-06)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 4 Award in Risk Assessment in Cyber Security

  • Accreditation No: 603/5335/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 1 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 34 - 34 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Certificate in Governance, Law, Regulation and Standards in Cyber Security (3660-07)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 4 Award in Governance, Law, Regulation and Standards in Cyber Security

  • Accreditation No: 603/5336/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 1 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 51 - 51 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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