/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
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.
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.Visit this course