Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

Awarding Body

QUALIFI

Duration

12 MONTHS

Start Date

MONTHLY INTAKES

Study Mode

VIRTUAL OR DISTANCE LEARNING

Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

Programme Overview

The QUALIFI Level 4/5 Diploma in Cyber Security is made up of 10 modules and 240 credits. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments.

The Level 4 Qualification provides the fundamental knowledge of the cyber security and risk management sector for the student so that they can develop the cyber security skills required to further achieve their opportunities in academics and in career. It consists of 6 modules including 5 mandatory units and 1 elective unit which takes 6 months to complete and carries 120 credits in total.

Upon the successful completion of the level 4 qualification, the student can proceed to Qualifi Level 5 Diploma academically. The employment opportunities related to level 4 qualification are positions such as Security Consultant, IT Security Analyst, Ethical Hackers, Computer Forensics, Penetration Tester, and Security Systems Administrator.

The Level 5 Qualification identifies and evaluates practical ways to protect people and organisations from cyber-attacks, data breaches and the consequential impacts. It consists of 4 modules which are all mandatory and it should take 6 months to complete the level 5 Diploma. The level 5 Diploma carries 120 credits in total.

Upon the successful completion of the level 5 qualification, the student can proceed to Level 6 University Degree (Top-Up) course academically. The employment opportunities related to level 5 qualification are positions such as Security Consultant, IT Security Analyst, Ethical Hackers, Computer Forensics, Penetration Tester, and Security Systems Administrator.

The complete programme itself is made up of 10 interactive modules and written assignments, with approximately 40 guided learning hours per module. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials that comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings, Internet resources, and self-testing exercises. You will also have access to 24/7 support, tutoring, and a variety of other support mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes
  • The ability to read and utilise relevant technical and security literature (including threat intelligence feeds) with a full understanding; the ability to think independently and solve potential overarching cyber security issues within a business or organisation.
  • Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems in the cyber security and digital risk management domains.
  • Recognising the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct, including in relation to conducting investigations, audits and incident responses.
  • An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security within business and service provision and wider operating environments and supply chains.
  • Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way; engage in credible debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists in relation to cyber security related issues and challenges.
  • Transferable skills and knowledge – including Project Management and Incident Response – which will enable individuals to meet changing environments and risks.
  • Motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career.
  • Instil and embed a sense of understanding and respect of the global nature of the cyber threat environment; as well as the criticality of respecting, anticipating, and learning from diverse, international business practices and the global operating context.

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