Cyber Security Technician End Point Assessment

Level 3

1st for EPA is an EPAO for the level 3 Cyber Security Technician apprenticeship standard.Join us for transparent EPA with support, guidance, webinars and more.Register your interest

What does EPA involve for Cyber Security Technician?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Cyber Security Technician standard is made up of three components:

  1. Scenario Demonstrations with questioning
  2. Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  3. Knowledge Test

EPA1: Scenario Demonstrations with questioning

Apprentices will complete 4 practical scenario demonstrations, in a simulated environment. Each will include tasks they would  naturally encounter as a Cyber Security Technician. The total time for the demonstrations will be 5 hours.

EPA 2: Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio

The professional discussion is between the apprentice and the 1st for EPA assessor and is carried out by video call. It lasts 60 minutes  and 1st for EPA provides guidance, including how to prepare, and giving example questions.

EPA 3: Knowledge Test

The knowledge test is 60 minutes long and contains 40 questions, which are all multiple choice. It is taken online.

Cyber Security Technician EPAO

Cyber Security Technician apprentices provide first line cyber security support. They protect digital information where this is held as an asset, and so can work in a broad range of sectors.

Typical job titles for apprentices in this role include Access Control Administrator, Cyber Security Administrator, Junior Information Security Analyst, and Junior Threat and Risk Analyst.

Cyber Security EPA

  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA for Cyber Security Technician

    1st for EPA carry out EPA for the Cyber Security Technician apprenticeship remotely. Video conferencing is used, allowing assessment to take place from anywhere in England, at a time and date to suit the apprentice.

    Apprentices are given access to 1st for EPA’s portal, containing guidance, videos and the Resource Pack. This gives support on what to expect at EPA and how to prepare for it.

    We also offer out of hours EPA on request.

  • Timescales for EPA

    Timescales for Cyber Security Technician EPA

    The EPA for the Cyber Security Technician standard should typically be completed within 3 months. Apprentices may complete sooner if they wish – get in touch to find out our current availability.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Cyber Security Technician Assessment Plan

    To see the Cyber Security Technician occupational standard, duties, and EPA Plan, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):

    See the Cyber Security Technician Level 3 Assessment Plan

  • EPA Guidance

    Cyber Security Technician EPA Guidance

    • We provide:
      • Apprentice Resource Pack
      • Portfolio Mapping
      • Detailed guidance and videos
    • We also run a training provider on-boarding session which covers the EPA process, how to schedule EPA, and best practice tips for Cyber Security Technician apprentices.

How does EPA work?

  • The training provider recommends an EPAO, often with input from the employer.

  • The training provider registers the apprentice with the EPAO, giving an expected date for EPA.

  • The apprentice completes Gateway and schedules their EPA.

  • 1st for EPA provides full support and guidance to help the apprentice prepare for EPA.

  • EPA is carried out with a qualified assessor.

  • 1st for EPA carries out quality checks, then emails the apprentice their results and claims their completion certificate from the ESFA.

What does EPA cost for Cyber Security Technician?

Cyber Security Technician EPA is £1750.

Get in touch for resit and re-take fees.

What’s the difference between a resit and a re-take?

How we make EPA easy

Here’s why employers and training providers choose 1st for EPA as their end point assessment organisation (EPAO):

  • Support icon

    Support and guidance

    Full guidance and support is given to apprentices – We’ve created resources that prepare apprentices for EPA so they know what to expect and are ready for their final assessment

  • EPA Guidance

    Resource bank

    Resource bank with guidance notes to support apprentices through end point assessment

  • Experienced assessors icon

    Experienced assessors

    All our assessors are experts in the subject they assess. They understand the demands of the apprenticeship and the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful

  • Friendly team icon

    Friendly team

    Friendly team to answer all your questions

  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA

    We carry out end point assessment remotely wherever the Assessment Plan allows, meaning we work across the UK and can be flexible

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    Secure system

    To manage and schedule EPA

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