Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

240 Credit Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security
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Qualifi
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Duration
12 Months
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Awarding Body
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Duration
12 Months
Qualification ID
Start Date
Study Mode
Blended
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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 comprises 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.

Accredited by Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

LIBT Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means you can apply for Chartered Manager through Fast-track status on completion of your studies. The students will also receive a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practise.

Course Content
Level 4 Modules

CYB401 - Cyber Security Threat and Risk (20 credits)

Cyber security breaches cause significant personal and organisational damage and pose a clear and present risk to business profitability and resilience.

CYB402 - Network Security and Data Communications (20 credits)

In this unit the learner will look at the component parts of digital communications and interoperability with IT networks, hardware, firmware and software components.

CYB403 - Database Security and Computer Programming (20 credits)

Database security concerns the use of a broad range of information security controls to protect databases (potentially including the data, the database applications or stored functions, the database systems, the database servers and the associated network links) against compromises of their confidentiality, integrity and availability.

CYB404 - Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics (20 credits)

In this unit the learner will examine Incident Response, Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTS), and events requiring investigative techniques.

CYB405 - Security Strategy: Laws, Policies, and Implementation (20 credits)

Knowing how to build a cyber defence strategy, what legal tools require consideration, how policies can be written and embedded, are all vital ingredients to successful in-house cyber security practices.

CYB406 - Cyber Security Threats and Risk: Banking and Finance (20 credits)

In this unit the learner will look at banking and financial services in relation to cyber security threats and risks and the potential methods to mitigate and lessen organisational vulnerability to cyber security attacks.

Level 5 Modules

CYB501 - Cryptography (30 credits)

The process of encrypting and decrypting information forms the basis of much computer, device and network security.

CYB502 - Digital Investigations and Forensics (30 credits)

This unit describes and explains how to conduct investigations with cyber-enabled equipment, including on public-internet-facing networks, or other network environments.

CYB503 - Communications and Incident Management (30 credits)

The professional and lawful response to managing an incident can be the difference between company survival or otherwise.

CYB504 - Strategic Leadership (30 credits)

In order for an organisation to be more cyber secure, leadership across employee and stakeholder networks is required to be delivered by the C-Suite. However, what happens if the C-Suite either doesn’t listen or doesn’t understand the Tier One threat posed by information security vulnerabilities.

Learning Outcomes
Level 4 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.
Level 5 Learning Outcomes
  • Understand key cryptographic principles and modes.
  • Understand the standards, regulations and laws that apply to business and government organisations in relation to encryption.
  • Understand the core principles of digital investigations.
  • Apply the types of tool that support professional digital investigations at a strategic level.
  • Plan for an investigations and forensics teams.
  • Understand the physical and human resources required to manage a major suspected cyber security incident
  • Apply Business Continuity Management to major incident planning and response.
  • Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership.
  • Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security.
  • Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership
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Entry Requirements

Entry to Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security

  • Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3 or high school equivalent award
  • Should be at least 18 years old.

Entry to Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

  • Completion of Level 4.
How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework.

Course Duration

Standard duration of the Level 4 & 5 programme is 12 months. The student is required to submit 10 assignments to complete both Level 4 and 5.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is the recognition of non-certified learning towards a full unit or a qualification. You are able to gain credits using your previous regulated or unregulated qualifications or work experience. You can submit your CV for an evaluation of the RPL eligibility here.

Recognition of Prior Learning is the recognition of non-certified learning towards a full unit or a qualification. You are able to gain credits using your previous regulated or unregulated qualifications or work experience. You can submit your CV and supporting documents for an evaluation.

Programme Delivery

The academic courses at the London Institute of Business & Technology are delivered using a "Blended Learning" format, which allows students to pursue their desired qualifications at their own pace. Our feature-rich Learning Management System provides easy access to Virtual Class recordings, textbooks, multimedia content, and other resources, as well as unlimited on-demand tutoring free of charge. Our tutors can be reached via email, phone, Google Meet, or any other preferred channel of your choice.

Qualification Structure and Requirements

Credits and Total Qualification Time (TQT)
Each level is made up of 120 credits which equates to 1200 hours of TQT and includes 480 hours of GLH.

Total Qualification Time (TQT): is an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required for a learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of a qualification. Examples of activities that can contribute to Total Qualification Time include: guided learning, independent and unsupervised research/learning, unsupervised compilation of a portfolio of work experience, unsupervisede-learning, unsupervised e-assessment, unsupervised coursework, watching a prerecorded podcast or webinar, unsupervised work based learning.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): are defined as the time when a tutor is present to give specific guidance towards the learning aim being studied on a programme. This definition includes lectures, tutorials, and supervised study in, for example, open learning centres and learning workshops, live webinars, telephone tutorials or other forms of e-learning supervised by a tutor in real time. Guided learning includes any supervised assessment activity; this includes invigilated examination and observed assessment and observed work based practice.

Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
The programme fee of both Level 4 & 5 combined is £1600.

Instalment Plans

  • Standard Route: 12 instalments of £155 every month
  • Fast-Track: 6 instalments of £290 every month
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Membership

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a professional institution for management based in the United Kingdom. CMI supports managers and leaders worldwide with the tools, resources and community support to take on any professional challenge. All students at The London Institute of Business and Technology receive free CMI membership. CMI membership empowers you with tailored support, opportunities and resources to help you reach your management and leadership potential.

Optional Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Qualifications
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