Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship (9660)

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2018

Product code 9660

LARS number 98

Coming Soon
from September 2018
Reservation: from June 2019
First EPA assessments: from September 2019

Risk Analyst
On-programme registration and assessments available from September 2018

Cyber Security Technologist
On-programme registration and assessments available from January 2019

Registration: Lets City & Guilds know that apprentices are on the programme and releases the EPA Prep Tool to the apprentice.
Reservation: Take place 90 days in advance the Apprentice taking the EPA
Booking: The EPA Team confirm that the reserved date will go ahead once all relevant gateway information and employer reference has been received.  All relevant Evidence from Summative Portfolio, Synoptic Assignment must be submitted 14 days prior to the booked date.


The City & Guilds Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship offer provides support that you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices, ensuring they are motivated to be successful, productive in their role and are fully prepared for end-point assessment.

The main role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to understand the risks of cyber threats and to implement measures and mitigations to protect business systems and people.

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.

In order to offer a genuine end-to-end solution we will also provide high quality, rigorous end-point assessment, at a convenient time and place for your apprentice.

The City & Guilds Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship is designed for learners who will be placed in the following roles:

• Security Architect
• Penetration Tester
• Intelligence Researcher
• Governance and Compliance Analyst
• Cyber Operations Manager
• Information Security Assurance & Threat Analyst

They use a range of tools and equipment to install basic communication hardware and software. They also deal with routine service requests including fault rectification across a range of technologies, applying security principals in line with legal and organisational needs.

Available to deliver in the following:


On-programme for this apprenticeship is usually a period of learning, development and continuous assessment, managed by the employer. In most cases, there’s also support from a training provider. For the Technologist pathway there are five mandatory qualifications (one core and four pathway-specific), and for the Risk Analyst pathway there are three (one core and two pathway-specific) The knowledge, skills and behaviour that will be developed during the on-programme learning will include:

Technical Competencies

• Analyse Security Threats
• Discover Vulnerabilities in a system
• Research and Investigate Attack Techniques
• Source and Analyse a Security Case

Risk Analyst
• Identify threats relevant to a specific organisation
• Develop an information security policy
• Conducting a cyber-risk assessment
• Assess security culture using recognised approach

Technical Knowledge and Understanding

• The importance of Cyber Security
• Security Assurance
• Cyber Security Concepts
• Attack Techniques and Sources of Threat
• Cyber Defence
• Relevant Laws and Ethics
• Threat Trends

Risk Analyst

• Understands relevant types of risk assessments
• Can identify the vulnerabilities in organisations and security management system
• Understand the threat intelligence lifecycle
• Understand the role of the risk owner
• Describe different approaches to risk treatment

Underpinning Skills, Attitudes and Behaviours

• Logical and creative thinking skills
• Analytic and problem solving skills
• Can use own initiative
• A thorough and organised approach
• Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment
• Ability to work independently and to take responsibility


The employer and provider are required to sign-off the apprentice as ready to move on to end-point assessment.

End-point assessment

The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way.  The end-point assessment will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, as required by the standard. The assessment decisions and assessor are independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.

The end-point assessment is made up of the following assessment methods:
• Employer Reference
• Summative Portfolio
• Synoptic Project
• Interview with an Independent End-Point Assessor

On successful completion, the end-point assessment organisation will apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer

How to register

Interested in using 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 Direct Sales 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.




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