Level: This is a Level 4 Apprenticeship
Duration: Up to 22 months including End Point Assessment (EPA)
Value: Levy value: £10,000 Co-funded value: £500
Delivery: Remote / Hybrid / Onsite options
Modules & EPA: This course has 9 modules, and EPA takes 4 months (2 assessment methods)
Regulation & Legislation
Policies, Procedures, and Key Documents
Information and Cyber Security
Toolkits, Control Frameworks and Standards
Information Risk Management
Auditing and Control Testing
Training and Awareness
I am writing this as the employer of someone who is completing the IG and DP apprenticeship. I have seen a massive boost in her confidence and skills since she started. The Specialists Hub are fantastic in the support they provide, even down to personal support. I feel as an employer, the course is paving the way for anyone who undertakes it and supports growing businesses.
The apprenticeship course really compliments my job role as an Information Governance Officer and my day-to-day duties. The sessions are enjoyable, informative and in depth and the tutors are approachable and attentive.
The apprenticeship programme provides a great knowledge base, especially for someone starting out in Data Protection (like me)! My confidence has really grown due to the networking, lessons and KSB requirements. I feel more confident within my role and when providing support to my colleagues at a competency level I would not have reached (this quickly), without the apprenticeship. Be prepared for the challenge, you can learn a lot about your own capabilities. The personal development opportunities have been a highlight for me, working on business and communication skills, in addition to career progression opportunities and accessing great resources such as BSI and IAPP student memberships. Thanks to the team and my tutor, Nicky, for her support and check-ins.
Bev and the team at The Specialists Hub have proven that it is possible to provide an apprenticeship with an excellent level of support and training. When the course began, all requirements of both apprentice and employer were discussed and the class schedule was given in advance. During the course, all classes have been recorded (with permission) so that anyone who could not attend is able to catch up at a later date. In addition, training for anyone who would like to discuss a topic further, or subjects which are outside of the class schedule have been arranged and we have received training from expert guest speakers. Our classes are open to the free exchange of views, opinions, experiences, and challenges. Everyone is encouraged to have their say. As apprentices, we receive monthly 121s with the option of additional catch ups if we need. This means that the level of support is perfect and down to our individual requirements.