What's Involved

Apprentices will gain experience in security compliance, supporting operating systems, managing mobile devices, harnessing virtualisation and using open source tools. The following elements will need to be completed:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours modules:

Learners will gain extensive knowledge and skills in essential topics such as hardware, software, networking and security, whilst achieving industry recognised certifications from vendors such as CompTIA and CIW.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

End-point assessment:

The end-point assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship. It comprises written and practical tests as well as a showcase of evidence, professional dialogue and interview.


Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions, self-directed learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development but the course should usually take 15 to 18 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • A clear pathway for career progression within an ICT technical role
  • Level 4 Network Engineer
  • Level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst
  • Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist
  • Level 4 Software Tester

What's next...

SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for this apprenticeship.

For free advice and to find out how much financial support your business is eligible for, please contact us.

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