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Diploma in Information Security (Cyber Security) – Level 3

This Level 3 Diploma provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional in the field of information security, which includes cyber security. It is the only vocational qualification within the Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Security framework.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 13.30
Start: 07/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £5421
Adult Loan Amount: £5421
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-information-security-cyber-security-level-3
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Course Information for Students

This Level 3 Diploma provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional in the field of information security, which includes cyber security. It is the only vocational qualification within the Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Security framework.

The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security (Cyber Security) qualification is perfect for those looking to gain some in-depth skills and knowledge to start a career in an IT security job role.

You will need five GCSEs, which must include English and/or Maths at grade 4 or above.

A Computer Science based qualification is also desirable.

For the Level 3 Diploma in Information Security, students will be expected to undertake mandatory elements including developing their own effectiveness and professionalism; health and safety; and principles of information governance and assurance.

They will then select from a range of competency units that include such areas as security testing, security incident investigation, security audits, system operation, and investigating and defining customer requirements.

In addition there are knowledge units that include topics such as secure system development, system and data security, data modelling, and networking principles.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security offers a mix of technical knowledge and practical units, with students being assessed through the use of City & Guilds assignments where available or through a portfolio of evidence. The competence units look specifically at how the student performs in the workplace.

Further Study

Those who successfully complete the Level 3 Diploma in Information Security could progress to the Level 3 Diploma in IT Systems and Principles here at Derby College to make this a two-year programme. They could then advance to the Level 4 Foundation Degree in Computing delivered at the College’s Joseph Wright Campus.

Careers

You could secure a junior role within teams that undertake network security development, information assurance, penetration testing or secure systems development.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

£32187

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals n.e.c.

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£67780

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

IT Operations Technicians

£24667

IT Operations Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:52 pm