Cyber Security level 3Course Code: CYSCE Learning Aim Code: 60171248 Full-time / Part-time: Full time Duration: 1 year Campus: Wellington Road
Is this the right course for me?
This technical qualification is aimed at 16 to18 year-old learners who are seeking to develop skills and access a range of cyber security roles in a variety of sector settings, or as the first year of a two year programme where learners aspire to achieve the IT: Cyber Security and Security Administration qualification.
What will I learn?
All four of the units in this qualification are mandatory and will provide a core knowledge and understanding of IT: Cyber Security. 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 work in this sector. The units for this qualifications are:
- Fundamental Principles of Computing
- Communication Technologies
- Developing and Maintaining Computer Networks
- Network Threats and Vulnerabilities
What skills will I gain?
The learner will cover topics such as:
You will also work closely with employers to gain understanding of their security measures and to develop your professional skills. You will be expected to complete work experience during your studies to further increase your understanding of the IT sector.
You will also develop your maths and English skills throughout the course. If you do not have a grade C or above in English or maths, you will be required to study maths and English alongside the main programme. If you do have a grade C or above, directed study will be a requirement of the course to further develop these skills.
How will I be assessed?
There will be 2 external assessments and 2 internal assessments. The external assessments are set and marked by AQA in exam conditions. Formative assessment will be a combination of reports, presentations, group work, witness testimonies and observations.
What can I do next?
Learners can progress on to:
What are the Entry Requirements?
To access this course you are required to have: