Course Description

Course Description
This nationally recognised qualification is designed to introduce to the principles of cyber security and increase sector awareness. It will do this by increasing the knowledge of the principles and understanding of roles and issues relating to cyber security. It will also act as a steppingstone for learners wishing to study cyber security at a higher level. Prosp Description
Learners will be given access to resources. Learners will create an online portfolio of work to demonstrate and apply knowledge. Learners will complete 6 mandatory units:
• Introduction to cyber security
• Understand terminology used in cyber security
• Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
• Understand common threats to cyber security
• Understand the methods of maintaining cyber security
• Working with others in cyber security
Prosp Learn
There is no specific knowledge required for this qualification. However, it is recommended learners have a good general understanding of IT, English, and maths. Learners would find it helpful if they have achieved a Level 1 IT User or Level 1 Essential Digital Skills course.

This is a knowledge only qualification. There are no exams, observations, or assessment of work-based learning. There is no work placement or industry experience required. Although learners may find this helpful.
Learners will produce an online portfolio of evidence. This will be internally assessed and quality assured. All elements will need to be completed to achieve the qualification.
Prosp Suitable
No Prosp Additional Costs
You might like to develop your understanding of wider business concepts including:
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding data protection and data security
• Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
• Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
• Level 3 Award in Cyber Security Leadership
• Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

If you need further advice, or to book an interview please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
There are no classes to attend. You can study this course from the comfort of your home at a time that suits you. However, it is essential you aim to meet all submission deadlines. You will receive email support from an assigned assessor. They will give you feedback on your work and help you to improve as required. Prosp Attendance
This is an online course. You will need access to the internet and a computer or tablet. We may be able to support learners with access to equipment subject to meeting certain criteria.
You will be given access to a website with materials to develop your understanding of the concepts. You may need to conduct some research and access industry related websites to support this. You will need to type your answers into the learning platform using your own words. You cannot copy and paste your answers. This is to prevent plagiarism.
Prosp Ictskills
Learners are encouraged to work safely. Poor positioning of equipment can lead to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Discover more about safe ways to work with computer equipment here:
Prosp Health
Please be mindful of confidentiality issues. Prosp Elearn