This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees who have little or no experience in information security. It provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to operate in a variety of roles. These are in a wide range of areas such as network security, secure systems development, information assurance and penetration testing.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6. Their qualification will include:
Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF Level 6
Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.
Progression and development
On completion, your employees can progress to work with larger, more complex systems, and in supervisory or other more senior positions.
Apprentices can also choose to take up further study — such as an HND, Technical Apprenticeship in Information Security or degree — which could lead to membership and recognition by a professional body.
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.