This technical qualification is aimed at learners who are seeking to develop skills and access a range of junior cyber security roles in a variety of sector settings. Focusing on computer networks and the development of an understanding of threats and vulnerabilities, all based on underpinning units in the fundamental principles of computing and communication technologies, this qualification will prepare learners to gain the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed for progression into following careers:
IT cyber security operative.
This qualification has been developed under the guidance of The Tech-Partnership and the British Computer Society (BCS) who are the sector's primary professional bodies. The learner will cover topics such as:
Designing and developing a simple computer network from a user specification and creating a maintenance plan
The identification and resolution of a range of threats and vulnerabilities.
Transferable skills are those generic ‘soft skills’ that are valued by employers and higher education alike. The following transferable skills have been contextualised into the content of the qualification:
Companies that might employ someone with this qualification include:
large commercial businesses
the education sector
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5 GCSEs at grades C/GCSE grade 5 or above including English Language and/or Maths (some courses may require both, please check with course tutor at interview). Or a Level 2 related qualification in a related subject area plus Maths and/or English at Level 2.
Progression to HNC or HND Computing or employment.
|Fee||Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance|
|Start Date||Sep 09 2019|
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English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at: