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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.

The qualification

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
  • 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 2018 and 2019, 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.

Think this apprenticeship is right for your business?

You can contact the universities or colleges involved to find out how your business can get involved in this Graduate Apprenticeship. Fill in the form, and we'll pass on your query to the right person.

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Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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