Modern Apprenticeship: Diploma for Information Security Professionals SCQF 6


Modern Apprenticeship in Information Technology and Telecommunications

The business services sector has been identified in Scotland's economic strategy as a growth sector.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Work Based

START Rolling Entry

Duration 1-2 Years



Employer benefits...

  • Instil your company’s values whilst training
  • Motivate existing staff by investing in the workforce and providing supervisory opportunities
  • Develop up to date and relevant skills and qualifications
  • Cost effective training supported by funding from Skills Development Scotland (up to 100% funding depending on age and eligibility criteria)
  • Create and retain a modern skilled workforce

Apprentice benefits...

  • Debt-free learning
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • A route to great pay
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Significant experience to enhance your CV
  • Possible support with travel costs if coming to college

Course content...

The Diplma for Information Security Professionals Modern Apprenticeship is a 12-24 month programme at SCQF level 6 for candidates already in employment. 


The IT industry covers a wide range of careers such as IT Technical Support, Software Developer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Cyber Security. An apprenticeship is a great route into an Information Technology career as it provides valuable work experience through paid employment and opportunities to gain new skills and qualifications on the job. Working alongside a wide range of professionals is also a valuable means of improving team working performance and communication skills.

Further details...

The programme is delivered in partnership with the student, employer and training provider. 

The SVQ 2 will be delivered in the workplace and supported by college assessors. 


What you need... 

It is recommended that candidates should have Scottish National Grades 4 (or equivalent) in English, Maths.

Experience gained during work placements whilst at school or at out of school clubs in a relevant subject will also be useful.

Where you can go... 

The Diploma for Information Security Professionals could provide progression to employment in a rnag eof areas such as:-

  • Network security
  • Secure systems development
  • Information assurance
  • Penetration testing