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In this course learners will investigate accidental and malicious security threats to IT systems and data. They will also learn about system vulnerabilities and the tools and techniques used to protect users from risks and potential damage including data loss loss of data integrity and unauthorised access to data.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    This course is for 19+ learners. You need to have achieved English and Maths at Entry Level 1 or equivalent and successfully completed the Level 1 Cybersecurity course.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is based on activities set by the tutor and is structured to allow achievement in bite-size blocks. Assessment can include case studies practical tasks and demonstrations question/answer tests/exams written assignments essays or reports and tutor observation.

    Aims of the course

    This single-unit qualification is designed to teach you about cybercrime and its risks and effects on individuals and organisations. You will investigate the accidental and malicious security threats to IT systems and data. You will also learn about system vulnerabilities and the tools and techniques used to protect users from risks and potential damage including data loss loss of data integrity and unauthorised access to data.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon completing this course you can progress to a Level 3 Certificate in Cybersecurity. You can also apply for courses in areas related to Digital Technologies and Computer Science which may include Data Analytics Games Design and a wide range of IT courses.

    Facilities

    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills. You will also have access to breakout areas for independent learning.

    Career Options

    This course gives you the potential to progress to higher-level courses in areas related to Digital Technologies and Computer Science. These may include some of the following areas of study and employment or apprenticeships at a junior level: Artificial Intelligence Robotics Computer Science CyberSecurity Data Analytics Data Science Digital Technologies Games Design Games Development Information Systems Software Engineering and a wide range of other IT courses.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 11 weeks
Start Date 04/11/2024
End Date 17/01/2025
Course Code 4ITAF9A0

Funding

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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 150
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire
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