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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees who have little or no experience in information security. It provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate in a variety of roles. These are in a wide range of areas such as network security, secure systems development, information assurance and penetration testing.

The qualification

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study towards the Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF Level 6.

Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

On completion, your employees can progress to work with larger, more complex systems, and in supervisory or other more senior positions.

Apprentices can also choose to take up further study — such as an HND, Technical Apprenticeship in Information Security or degree — which could lead to membership and recognition by a professional body.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

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

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Need a little more information or advice?

Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

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