Cyber Security

Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security
Awarding Body
QUALIFI
Duration
12 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL
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Awarding Body
QUALIFI
Duration
12 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL
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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.
  • 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
Course Content

Level 4 Content

Cyber Security Threat and Risk
Cyber security breaches cause significant personal and organisational damage and pose a clear and present risk to business profitability and resilience.
Network Security and Data Communications
In this unit the learner will look at the component parts of digital communications and interoperability with IT networks, hardware, firmware and software components.
Database Security and Computer Programming
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.
Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics
In this unit the learner will examine Incident Response, Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTS), and events requiring investigative techniques.
Security Strategy: Laws, Policies, and Implementation
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.
Cyber Security Threats and Risk: Banking and Finance
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 Content

Cryptography
The process of encrypting and decrypting information forms the basis of much computer, device and network security.
Digital Investigations and Forensics
This unit describes and explains how to conduct investigations with cyber-enabled equipment, including on public-internet-facing networks, or other network environments.
Communications and Incident Management
The professional and lawful response to managing an incident can be the difference between company survival or otherwise.
Strategic Leadership
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.
Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security

Qualifications at Level 3 and/or

Some technical and risk management experience in a computing or security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals

A Level 4 qualification in another discipline and who want to develop their careers in cyber security

Entry to Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

Learners who possess qualifications at Level 4 and/or

Learners who have some technical and risk management work experience in a computing or security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals

Learners who possess a Level 5 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their careers in cyber security and/or risk management

Course Duration
Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

To complete the Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Cyber Security, it will take 12 months. Every month, the student will be required to complete one assignment.

  • Level 4 - 06 Months
  • Level 5 - 06 Months
Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
£1600

Payment Terms

  • 4 Installments: £400 every 2 months (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
  • 8 Installment: £200 every month (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
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. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

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