Cyber security technicians are found in all sectors of the business world where data is held digitally and where that information is an asset that needs to be protected. This is where the Cyber Security Technician comes in – they are an individual who provides first-line cyber security support, and are required to monitor and detect potential security threats, implement cyber security mechanisms and apply cyber security procedures and controls.

The quality of a Cyber Security Technician’s work will ensure that a company is protected from digital threats and are essential to business progress. They will work with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external suppliers.


The Level 3 Cyber Security Technician Apprenticeship equips individuals with the skills to monitor and detect potential security threats to ensure secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation. You will learn about cyber risk and mitigation with a focus on maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital data. You will use your skills and experiences to feed into policy decisions of a cyber security awareness culture within the business.

Programme Highlights:

  • Principles of cyber security compliance
  • Digital information security
  • Business Understanding & Commercial Awareness

80% of the learning will be done in the workplace with the other 20% being delivered via classroom training by our highly qualified, industry experienced Tutors.

on-the-job training

What is off-the-job training?

The 20% off-the-job training is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time. Employers must ensure that this training equates to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted working hours.

What Examples Are There of This Kind of Training?

Off-the-job training could include the following:

  • Classroom Session / Theory or Lectures
  • Competition Participation
  • Industry Training
  • Industry Visit / Conference
  • Learning Support (i.e. reading, writing, time-management etc)
  • Mentoring
  • Reflective Account
  • Work Shadowing
  • Simulation Exercise
  • Teaching & Learning Delivery in the Workplace
  • Webinar Sessions
  • Writing Assignments

Typical Job Roles

  • Incident Response Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Security Engineer
  • Vulnerability Assessor


Lived in the UK or EEA for the past 3 years
Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England
Working at least 30 hours per week
Not currently undertaking another apprenticeship or funded qualification
Achieve level 2 functional skills or GCSE grade A* to C (or 9 to 4) in English and maths

Can undertake an apprenticeship at the same or lower level than a qualification they already hold, if the apprenticeship will allow the employee to acquire substantive new skills

how long is an apprenticeship?

The Level 3 Cyber Security Technician is completed over a 15 – month period. During the 15 months you will receive monthly visits from your assigned skills coach for progress tracking, advice and guidance and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA).

Induction and Initial Assessments

The initial assessment compromises of Maths, English and ICT tests so we know whether to offer additional support.


20 classroom sessions that are to be completed within the first 12 months of the programme. These will be delivered in 4 day blocks.

Gateway to End Point Assessment

The learner is prepared for End Point Assessment.
This will involve the learner and employer working closely with their skills coach to ensure all requirements have been met.

End Point

During the last 3 months of the programme, the learner will go through EPA. This consists of four stages:
Summative Portfolio
Synoptic Project
Employer Reference

The learner will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.


1 year access to online learning and workforce development site platform pluralsight.com (£370 cost


First year professional membership to BCS (British Computer Society). (£92 cost saving)


Vendor Qualification: C: CompTIA Security+ – is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It

establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required in Cyber Security roles. (£3000 cost saving)

Why choose us


The modules will be delivered by industry experts with experience in the digital sector.



96% of our learners would recommend us to a family member or friend.


You will have regular visits and contact from your Skills Coach  to ensure you are developing your skills and knowledge.


Our team is dedicated to ensuring knowledge is relevant and up-to-date with industry changes.

The B2W Group has a fresh approach to transforming businesses by up-skilling their current staff or bringing an apprentice into the business to add a dynamic and dedicated individual to the team. All of our courses are available through various streams of government funding so are a cost-effective way to provide high-quality training within the workplace.

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