Security first line manager apprenticeship

Manage people in a security environment

The security sector covers a wide range of functions, from the employment of security personnel to those involved in the design and implementation of complex security activities and equipment. Completion of the security first line manager apprenticeship would enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to manage people, working specifically in a security environment. In this role you’ll supervise people and activities, undertake security risk assessments, provide security advice to others, and understand threat, vulnerability and risk. During the security first line manager apprenticeship you’ll also become an expert in security methods, operations and activities, incident management and planning, stakeholder management, business communications, and data security management. Understanding the threat, vulnerability and risk on a local, national and international security basis, and how to respond accordingly, would offer you a significant advantage over others with general managerial skills. Successful completion of this apprenticeship will require rigorous and substantial training.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies and ICT

Entry requirements for the security first line manager apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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