/Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security

Provided by: University of Gloucestershire

Course Area: South West

Course Code: UA-0009-F01U-D

Course Type: Degree Apprenticeship

Start date: 04/02/2020

End date: 02/02/2024

Subjects: Coding, Computer Science, Cryptography, Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Networks, Networks and Security

Price: Paid by Employer

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course Overview

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our degree apprenticeship in cyber security has been developed by today’s leading professionals, to cultivate tomorrow’s cyber experts.


This programme has been developed with the support of the Institute of Coding, a network of employers, universities, training providers and professional bodies working in collaboration with Tech Partnership Degrees to create the skills needed for the digital economy.


Through our expert teaching, your staff will learn about current security threats and how to tackle them – as well as how to identify and mitigate future risks.


This apprenticeship challenges your staff to apply their learning to their workplace setting and therefore the benefits for your organisation will be immediate.  You will see a positive change in how apprentices develop effective solutions and take responsibility for the continuous improvement of your IT systems and working processes.

Who is this course for

This course is directed at organisations and delivered as an apprenticeship where the apprentices should be in full-time employment.

What will I learn

During their first year, apprentices will develop a grounding in computers, systems and networks, particularly in relation to identifying and preventing security breaches. Topics will include system design and development, and the fundamentals of programming. An independent work-based project will underpin classroom content – therefore apprentices will be applying their learning to your workplace from day one.


In year two, learners will develop their experience of analysing secure networks and websites, and will develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. Areas of study will include cryptography and security, network design and configuration, and operating systems security – with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux.


Application of learning takes an even stronger focus, with supervised professional work experience providing a mechanism for learners to put theory into practice.


The third year has a strategic focus and apprentices are required to develop solutions to protect against cybercrime, before it happens. Learners will explore topics such as risk assessment and management, advanced networking and security, and secure system assurance.


The third year project will be an individual research project, where learners will be required to examine ‘hot’ cybercrime topics, with a particular focus on the commercial security risks and how organisations can protect themselves.


Endpoint assessment:

Throughout the apprenticeship, learners will be required to reflect upon how they have applied taught content in their workplace. In their final year they will be required to present a learning portfolio and synoptic project, demonstrating their growth in knowledge and professional development.

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