UK’s first Cyber Security and Intrusion qualification specifically designed for business users

Capital Apprenticeships will soon be offering the UK’s first Cyber Security and Intrusion qualification regulated by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The new programme, the Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security and Intrusion for Business, is being delivered in partnership with Intqual-Pro.

European legislators have this month agreed on a new cyber-security law that requires critical infrastructure operators and internet service providers to report cyber-security breaches.

It has therefore never been as crucial for businesses to understand how to implement an effective cyber-security strategy. The new qualification, which has been developed by industry experts, will help companies to ensure their staff have the required knowledge and practical skills to effectively protect their business’s IT networks from the growing threat of cyber-crime and attacks.

Critical learning objectives

The programme covers a range of critical learning objectives, including understanding and identifying types of cyber-risk, implementing appropriate network configurations, cyber-defences and incident response and recovery.

It is suitable for a range of junior IT professionals seeking to move into a cyber-security role and individuals with a background in network management looking to achieve a qualification which recognises their knowledge and skills. The qualification is also specifically relevant to small business owners wishing to develop the ability to maintain their own cyber-security.

Blended approach to learning

Training is delivered using a blended learning approach. It includes a combination of classroom based learning to ensure knowledge and a range of practical exercises and demonstrations aimed at building skills and confidence. Learners will utilise a range of approved network security tools and applications.

Nick Atkinson, Capital Apprenticeships Commercial Manager, said: “Cyber-crime is a growing concern to all sizes of business. Whilst larger organisations often have good network security structures in place, smaller business owners may not have the capacity for such systems and processes, yet the risk is often the same. This new qualification helps to develop the core skills required to effectively manage cyber-risk, giving confidence of compliance and reducing the reliance on costly external support.”

For more information or to register your interest, call 020 3725 7552 or email:

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