Based on Employer and Training Provider feedback for more realistic work-related tasks, we’ve designed and created a realistic Synoptic Project Lab environment utilising Cisco’s Packet Tracer.  

This allows Cyber Security Technologist & Risk Analyst apprentices to use real-work skills and knowledge. The synoptic project is designed to support the demonstration of key competencies in addition to the summative portfolio.

EPA Gateway

We accept all recognised Ofqual regulated knowledge modules and mandated professional certification as listed in the latest version of the apprenticeship standard.

Register your organisation and apprentices with us to access our EPA preparation materials.


A level 4 apprenticeship, designed for individuals managing and dealing with cyber threats, hazards and risks to protect organisations, systems and people from harm.

This apprenticeship allows an individual to either specialise as a Technologist or a Risk Analyst.

Typical duration to gateway (i.e. excluding EPA period) : 24 months

Maximum funding: £18000

Entry Criteria

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A’ Levels, a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Link to Standard & Assessment Plan  

Occupational Brief