Cyber Intrusion Analyst

About the course

The primary role of a Cyber Intrusion Analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined function. An Intrusion Analyst will typically use a range of automated tools to monitor networks in real-time, will understand and interpret the alerts that are automatically generated by those tools, including integrating and correlating information from a variety of sources and in different forms and where necessary seek additional information to inform the Analyst’s judgement on whether or not the alert represents a security breach. When an Analyst has decided that a security breach has been detected, he or she will escalate to an incident response team, or other determined action, providing both notification of the breach and evidence with reasoning that supports the judgement that a breach has occurred.

A Level 4 Cyber Intrusion Analyst Apprentice will typically work as part of a team (or may lead a team) and will interact with external stakeholders, including customers and third-party sources of threat and vulnerability intelligence and advice. The training is delivered by industry specialists at our new Digital Skills Academy alongside one-to-one workplace assessment visits.


Alongside demonstrating the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the role all Apprentices will
complete the following knowledge modules:

  • BCS Level 4 Award in Network
  • BCS Level 4 Award in Operating Systems
  • BCS Level 4 Certificate in Information and Cyber Security Foundations
  • BCS Level 4 Award in Business Processes
  • BCS Level 4 Award in Law, Regulation and Ethics

Entry requirements 

You must be working in a role described above and should have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification, either a previous Level 3 Apprenticeship, A Levels or their equivalent. Maths and English at grade 4 or above is also required.

Equipment Needed 

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next Steps

You may consider progressing to a degree level Apprenticeship.