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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1



Start: 01/08/2019

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Tuition (£): 941.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

The Certificate in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course is designed to give you a broad knowledge of open systems so that you can then apply it to the understanding of threats to IT systems and how to counter them.

It would suit any students interested in working in the growing industry related to cyber security, but also students interested in general employment involving IT, networking professions, infrastructure management, and data management. 

Cyber threats now affect all aspects of IT and organisations connected to the Internet, which accounts for almost all organisations.




Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the qualifications. However, an interest in IT systems and networking would be desirable.

Course Content

You will study the follow content:

  • Understanding of Cyber Security and Online Threats
  • The Analysis and Evaluation of Threats
  • The Application and Deployment of Security Tools and Best Practice
  • Extended Project: Defending an Online System


How will I be assessed?

This qualification will be assessed by coursework (40%) including a practical cyber security test, and examination (60%). This involves:

  • One written examination
  • One digital portfolio that showcases the learner’s digital forensic skills and understanding
  • One small cyber security simulation project to test practical knowledge

You will be expected to plan, execute, evaluate and document a working online system that is, as far as possible, free from external and internal threats to security.


All courseworwill be graded either Pass, Merit, Distinction, or Distinction*.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?



This course could lead to direct employment in the cyber security industry in a junior role or in a modern apprenticeship. It could also pave the way for further study at college or university levels.




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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Dominic Saneria

Dominic Saneria

From Derby College to Workforce Planning Manager at Barclays Bank

After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.

The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.

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