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Principles of Cyber Security (Distance Learning)

FREE subject to eligibility - see 'fees' below

Course Summary

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 steppingstone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.

Candidates work through the course material for the programme on the learning platform, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning material provided contains the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

The target learner for this qualification will be an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues. This will likely be with a view to studying the subject at a higher level and/or seeking employment in a Cyber Security related role

You do not need to have any formal qualifications to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance learning materials.

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

• 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 Security

    Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

    This is a competency and knowledge-based qualification which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

    To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete all six mandatory units:

    • Introduction to cyber security
    • Understand terminology used in cyber security
    • Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
    • Understand common threats to cyber security
    • Understand methods of maintaining cyber security
    • Working with others in cyber security

    Candidates work through the course material for the programme on the learning platform, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning material provided contains the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

    Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

    Disclaimer:

    This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

    Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

    All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

    Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

    Last updated - 05/01/2024

    Overview

    • Course Code:

      N3TZT

    • Study type:

      Part Time

    • Course length:

      Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

    • Start date:

      Start at any time during the year
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    • Course Code:

      N3TZT

    • Study type:

      Part Time

    • Course length:

      Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

    • Start date:

      Start at any time during the year

    Candidates work through the course material for the programme on the learning platform, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning material provided contains the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

    Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

    The target learner for this qualification will be an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues. This will likely be with a view to studying the subject at a higher level and/or seeking employment in a Cyber Security related role

    You do not need to have any formal qualifications to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance learning materials.

    Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

    • 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 Security

      Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

      This is a competency and knowledge-based qualification which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

      To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete all six mandatory units:

      • Introduction to cyber security
      • Understand terminology used in cyber security
      • Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
      • Understand common threats to cyber security
      • Understand methods of maintaining cyber security
      • Working with others in cyber security

      Candidates work through the course material for the programme on the learning platform, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning material provided contains the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.

      Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks of enrolment.

      Disclaimer:

      This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

      Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

      All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

      Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

      Last updated - 05/01/2024

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