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Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security

    • Level3
    • Credits180
    • GLH1080
    • TQT1800
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£79.00
Ref: 603/6567/5
National Subject Sector: 6.1 ICT Practitioners

About this qualification

This qualification has been designed to provide learning and skills in Cyber Security for those considering pursuing a career in this sector.

Objectives of the qualification

Through a range of Mandatory units including Computer Systems, the Impact of Cyber Security, Information Technology for Business and the Internet of Everything learners will be aware of the dangers from and impacts of cyber security in a business environment.

Learners must have an interest in computer networks and associated technology and should be working at Level 2.

For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security, learners may progress to similar learning at the same or a higher level, or directly into employment in the cyber security field.

    • Level3
    • Credits180
    • GLH1080
    • TQT1800
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£79.00
National Subject Sector: 6.1 ICT Practitioners
Rules of combination

To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security, learners must achieve:

  • 180 credits from Mandatory Group A
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Entry Requirements

Learners must have an interest in computer networks and associated technology and should be working at Level 2.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio of Assessment, which may include practical demonstrations.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:

  • A relevant teaching or assessing qualification at Level 3 or above such as the Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training.
  • A relevant qualification in Computer Science/Cyber Security at Level 4 or above, or equivalent demonstrable professional experience in the field.
  • A familiarity with Linux based Operating Systems, Penetration testing tools, Cyber defence methods and technology will be needed for some units.

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):

Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:

  • Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
  • Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in Cyber Security.
  • Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
Supporting funding needs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here. 

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Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information

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