Course Content


Understand key concepts including security, identity, confidentiality, integrity, availability, threat, vulnerability, risk and hazard; security assurance; cyber security concepts applied to ICT infrastructure; attack techniques and sources of threat; cyber defence; the existing threat landscape.


Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.


Analyse and evaluate security threats and hazards to a system or service or processes; undertake a security risk assessment for a system without direct supervision and propose basic remediation advice in the context of the employer; design, build, test and troubleshoot a network incorporating more than one subnet with static and dynamic routes – which includes servers, hubs, switches, routers and user devices to a given design requirement – without supervision.

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Those with an annual wage bill of less than £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Instead, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employee.

  • Employers are also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and are eligible for a £1000 incentive payment.
  • Employers with those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.

Businesses can manage this through the Apprenticeship Service online account.

Take a look at our Guide to Supporting Smaller Employers PDF.

For more information and guidance on this service then please get in touch with our team, who can give you further information.