Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship (9660)

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2019

Product code 9660

LARS number 98

Registrations: Open
Reservation: from July 2019
First EPA assessments: from September 2019

The level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship is designed for apprentices in looking for a career in specific technical and risk analyst roles. Cyber Security Technologist Apprentices will show excellent skills and understanding in identifying and responding to cyber threats, hazards and risks to protect organisations’ IT systems, as well as the behaviours to deliver strong product and service competence.

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.

There are two pathways within the Cyber Security Technologist standard – technical and risk analyst. Those whose focus is on the technical side work on areas such as security design and architecture, security testing, investigations and response. Those whose focus is on the risk analysis side work on areas such as operations, risk, governance and compliance.

For more information about the Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeships, view our handy factsheets in the ‘documents’ tab under the ‘Additional documents’ tab.

Summary of our offer:

1. Our resources for our Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeships will give you the guidance you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence to ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA).

2. We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeships. Our high-quality, rigorous EPA can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice. As part of our EPA service we provide a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get your apprentices ready for EPA.

Available to deliver in the following:


City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment. Including;

Mandatory qualifications: On-programme for this apprenticeship is a period of learning, development and assessment structured using mandatory qualifications or relevant Internationally Recognised certificates (as laid out in the Standard and Assessment Plan). Our qualifications are:

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

These qualifications were developed to meet the requirements of the respective apprenticeship standards and are based on the Knowledge Modules set out by the Employer Group.

• Sample knowledge tests: We provide sample of the on-programme knowledge tests to use with apprentices for formative assessment. The pack includes the question paper and answers that are similar in size and requirements to the live papers.

• Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:

• Health and safety
• Safeguarding and Prevent
• Equality and diversity
• British values

Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard. Our support package, e-Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.

End-point assessment

EPA product code:
9660-12 Cyber Security Technologist End Point Assessment (without Virtual Assessment Service)
9660-13 Cyber Security Technologist End-point Assessment (with Virtual Assessment Service)

City & Guilds is open for registrations for EPA for Cyber Security Technologist.

As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service. Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment. Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.

Assessment requirements for these standard are:
• Employer Reference
• Summative Portfolio
• Synoptic Project
• Interview

For further guidance, please refer to our end-point assessment pack. This provides more detail behind the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard and the range of content within the standard. The EPA pack includes detailed guidance on grading criteria and suggestions for evidence the apprentice will need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours. You’ll find this under the ‘documents’ tab in the ‘End-point assessment EPA’ section.

EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard:
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for the Digital Industries Apprenticeships to help prepare for end-point assessment. This is available on Smartscreen.

• EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.

Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered.

• These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment.

Click here for our EPA price list.

Apprenticeship certification
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment.

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service there are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:

1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)

2. Get in touch with  Our team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.

3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form