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Cyber Security

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Cyber Security - 603/6569/2
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Cyber Security - 603/6562/6
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security - 603/6564/X
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security - 603/6567/5
With qualifications at different sizes, allowing learners to step in and out of learning, or to simply take the size of qualification most suited to their needs.
 
These qualifications are particularly suitable for both younger learners who wish to work in the cyber security field and for older learners looking to retrain or upskill in the sector.
 
Allowing learners to build up credits towards the Open College Network Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security, this suite starts with the 60 credit Introductory Diploma covering Mandatory units: Computer Systems, Impact of Cyber Security and Information Technology for Business and giving the flexibility to choose such optional units as: Database Design and Development, Principles of Computer Science and Security Engineering.
 
The Foundation Diploma at 90 credits, includes Principles of Computer Science as a Mandatory unit and allows the flexibility to choose 50 credits from such optional units as: Advanced Programming, Mathematics for Computing and Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.
 
The Diploma introduces Software Engineering as a Mandatory unit, bringing the Mandatory credits to 60 credits, with a remaining 60 credits to be chosen from the Optional Units.
 
The Extended Diploma, at 180 credits is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and includes all Mandatory and Optional units from the Introductory, Foundation and Diploma qualifications in one Mandatory unit group.
 
The emphasis of these qualifications is the development of knowledge and practical skills to understand and manage cyber security in a business environment. 
 
In order to deliver a qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Guide) and complete the Qualification Approval Form (QAF).
 
Follow the link below to the qualification guide where you will also find the units.
 
With qualifications at different sixes, allowing learners to step in and out of learning, or to simply take the size of qualification most suited to their needs.
These qualifications are particularly suitable for both younger learners who wish to work in the cyber security field and for older learners looking to retrain or upskill in the sector.
Allowing learners to build up credits towards the Open College Network Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security, this suite starts with the 60 credit Introductory Diploma covering Mandatory units: Computer Systems, Impact of Cyber Security and Information Technology for Business and giving the flexibility to choose such optional units as: Database Design and Development, Principles of Computer Science and Security Engineering.
The Foundation Diploma at 90 credits, includes Principles of Computer Science as a Mandatory unit and allows the flexibility to choose 50 credits from such optional units as: Advanced Programming, Mathematics for Computing and Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.
The Diploma introduces Software Engineering as a Mandatory unit, bringing the Mandatory credits to 60 credits, with a remaining 60 credits to be chosen from the Optional Units.
The Extended Diploma, at 180 credits is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and includes all Mandatory and Optional units from the Introductory, Foundation and Diploma qualifications in one Mandatory unit group.
The emphasis of these qualifications is the development of knowledge and practical skills to understand and manage cyber security in a business environment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
603/6562/6 Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Cyber Security
603/6564/X Level 3 Diploma in Cyber Security
603/6567/5 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Cyber Security

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