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Information Security Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. The growth of hacking and phishing across the internet requires well trained and tested professionals.Level 2 details TBC. The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for dealing with cyber security issues and how to work with others to combat them. The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security provides the skills and knowledge to become a professional in the field of Information Security (which includes Cyber Security) and is the only vocational qualification within the Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Security Framework. Potential job roles resulting from this qualification include Junior Network Security officer, Assistant Secure System Developer and Junior Information Assurance Officer. Units Covered include - Principles of information and Governance Assurance Testing the Security of Information Systems Principles of Secure System Development Principles of ICT System and Data Security The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the NMW appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Course content

Units Covered include: Principles of information and governance assurance Testing the security of information systems Principles of secure system development Principles of ICT system and data security

Entry requirements

Where possible you would provide two suitable references and ideally be working towards Level 2 in English and Maths. You will be invited to an interview and be informed about the Access programme and help you achieve your long term goals. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The qualification is assessed by portfolio of evidence and assignments

Future opportunities

Completion of Level 2 progression would be to the Level 3. Apprentices who complete a L3 apprenticeship programme have often progressed within their career to take on team leader or senior level positions, utilising their expanding technical expertise - and guiding and training others within the organisation. Further study at Foundation Degree or Higher National Level is an option for those who achieve as is the option of undertaking additional technical, business or managerial level training and qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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