Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Cyber Security

Course Detail

Mode of Study: Full time

Level:  3

Duration:  1 year

Awarding/validation body:   OCR

Course Overview

The learner will cover topics such as:

• how devices communicate, focusing on both physical transmission methods and the media they use

• 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:

• research • communication (oral).

Course Highlights

Developing and maintaining computer networks

Network threats and vulnerabilities

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Progression from this Level 3 Technical qualification is designed to be to work, in a junior cyber security role. Learners would have an opportunity for further study, topping up this qualification to a Level 3 Technical Level in IT: Cyber Security and Security Administration. This qualification will also contribute to university entry and will provide opportunities to undertake a range of professional qualifications from vendors such as CompTIA or CISCO.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

learners will typically have five GCSE’s at A* to C (9-1), preferably including English and maths.

1 Fundamentals of IT External examination

2 Global information External examination

3 Cyber security  External examination

4 Mobile technology Internally assessed

5 Computer Networks Internally assessed


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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