Who is this apprenticeship for?
Subject to the eligibility & suitability criteria of NowSkills, this apprenticeship is for new apprentices to the workplace, existing employees new to the role, or existing employees who have no formal qualifications related to the role.

Suggested job roles are: Network Security Engineer, Cyber Research Engineer, Governance Officer, Penetration Officer, Assistant Secure System Developer.

What does this apprenticeship entail?
Developed by an IT specialist provider, working in partnership with employers in the IT industry across the North of England, the NowSkills Information Security Higher Apprenticeship includes a mix of on and off-the-job training to develop an apprentice’s information security skills and knowledge, and meet the skills needs of local employers.

This NowSkills apprenticeship is made to fit around an apprentice’s skills and areas for development. It’s not just about gaining the industry-recognised qualifications (although these are hugely important and valuable!) but it’s also about developing an apprentice’s real-life work skills. Moreover it is structured to fit around employer demands and can be tailored, in areas, to meet specific employer requirements.

NowSkills has developed this apprenticeship based on the nationally-recognised Information Security Apprenticeship framework, which has outlined by employers in the IT industry (such as IBM UK, Serco and QinetiQ) and the sector skills council for IT, The Tech Partnership.

Because the NowSkills apprenticeship is based on a national framework, it attracts funding from the UK Government to contribute towards the training, however NowSkills delivers additional training at no cost.

Included qualifications & training funded and delivered by NowSkills exclusively in the North of England:

Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals (98-367)

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401)

Included Government-funded qualifications delivered by NowSkills:

Level 4 Diploma in Information Security
Awarded by City & Guilds, this qualification certifies that an apprentice has the competence, knowledge and understanding in information security. The majority of this qualification will be delivered in the workplace with support from a NowSkills Vocational Tutor.

On achieving this qualification an apprentice will have shown competency in and understanding of:

  • Information governance and assurance
  • Testing the security of information systems
  • Carrying out information security risk assessment
  • Carrying out information security audits

Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, & ICT

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Potential apprentices: Please visit the apprentice section of our website or give us a call/email if you’re interested in this apprenticeship, to find out more about the benefits of being a NowSkills apprentice, potential earnings, how the course is structured and availability.

Prospective employers: Please contact us (or request a call back) today to find out more about the benefits that a NowSkills apprentice can bring to your organisation, potential ROI, how the course is structured, availability and much more! Alternatively visit the employer section of our website to find out more.