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We've worked with employers, colleges and universities in the industry to create this degree level qualification. Your employees will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry needs. You can recruit new employees, upskill or reskill existing employees.

Qualifications

BEng (Hons) Cyber Security (SCQF Level 10)

The key content areas which the Cyber Security Graduate Apprenticeship are designed to support:

  • Security concepts and foundations
  • Secure network and application infrastructures
  • Threats, vulnerabilities, impacts and mitigations in ICT systems and the enterprise environment
  • Intrusion detection, incident investigation and management, and digital forensics
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Cyber security governance
  • Personal and interpersonal
  • Security testing
  • Digital forensics
  • Security architecture
  • Information security audit and compliance
  • Malware research and reverse engineering
  • Secure operations management
  • Business resilience
Entry requirements

These will vary by course and institution. For each Graduate Apprenticeship, vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualification required by the delivery institution. You can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.

Progression and development

The following are examples of areas where a Cyber Security Graduate Apprentice could gain employment:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Malware analyst
  • Security tester
  • Security engineer
  • Cyber security and information risk advisor
  • Cyber security / information assurance architect
  • Information security accreditor
  • Cyber security / information assurance auditor
  • IT / network security engineer
  • Cyber security forensics analyst

SCQF qualification levels explained

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BEng (Masters) degree in Cyber Security (SCQF level 11)

The key content areas which the Cyber Security: SCQF level 11 Apprenticeship are designed to support:

  • Information and risk
  • Threats and attacks
  • Cyber security architecture and operations
  • Secure systems hardening and usability
  • Cyber security management
  • Personal and professional.

Plus, a specialisation optional pathway in one of the following areas:

  • Information security audit and compliance
  • Security testing
  • Digital forensics
  • Network security
  • Secure operations
Entry requirements

These will vary by course and institution. For each Graduate Apprenticeship, vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualification required by the delivery institution. You can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.

Progression and development

The Cyber Security GA is aimed at employment in the following areas:

  • Information security audit, compliance and governance
  • Cyber security testing, architecture, threat management or risk analysis and
    management
  • Security operations centre (SOC)

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How much will it cost?

As Graduate Apprentices are your employees, you will pay their salary. This is not set by SDS but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage.

For Graduate Apprentices starting in 2019 and 2020, we will fund their learning costs for the duration of the course.

Time to complete

A GA at SCQF level 10 (honours degree level) will take up to four years to complete. A GA at SCQF level 8 or 9 (high apprenticeship) and SCQF level 11 (professional body qualification) will take up to two years to complete.

Some individuals may complete the GA in a shorter period of time because the format means they can attend university or college outwith traditional term times.

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The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

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