Where will this course lead?

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by introducing the knowledge and understanding in roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. The secondary purpose is to act as a stepping stone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.

What will I study?

1. Introduction to Cyber Security (L/618/1181) 

2. Understand Terminology Used in Cyber Security (R/618/1182) 

3. Understand Legal and Ethical Aspects of Cyber Security (Y/618/1183) 

4. Understand Common Threats to Cyber Security (D/618/1184) 

5. Understand Methods of Maintaining Cyber Security (H/618/1185) 

6. Working With Others in Cyber Security (K/618/1186)

How will this course be delivered?

Online only 

6 weeks duration

What qualifications will I get?

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 0121 678 7181 / professionals@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.

What else do I need to know?

You must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must also be based in England; however, some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship. 

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
•Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
•Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
•Level 3 Award in Cyber Security Leadership
•Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Securit


Stratford-upon-Avon College, Blossomfield Campus

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