Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Cybersecurity Level 1 Award Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course is planned to start on Thursday 2 February 2023 and will run every Thursday for 10 weeks between 1.00pm and 4.15pm

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have achieved any qualifications or units prior to undertaking this qualification. However, a reasonable standard of computing skills will be required.

You will achieve

Level 1 Award in Cybersecurity

Course overview

This free single unit qualification is designed for you to learn about cybercrime and you will understand routine protective methods used to maintain cybersecurity including the principles of vulnerability and penetration testing and user access control.

The qualification is also designed for job roles in other industries where specific digital skills are required, such as finance, marketing and machining and manufacturing.

Course content

The purpose of this qualification is for you to learn about cybercrime. You will study routine protective methods used to maintain cybersecurity including the principles of vulnerability and penetration testing and user access control. You will learn about cybercrime and the risks and effects it has on individuals and organisations.

Please note that this course can be studied either in our SciTech Digital Innovation Hub or in the Urban Classroom, Market Kitchen (Barnsley town centre). We will discuss this further with you when you enrol. The course will run again in January 2023 and April 2023.

This course is also available to be studied online, in your own time. Read more about this option at Computing: Cybersecurity Level 1 Award Part-time (Online) | Barnsley College

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as practical tasks and written coursework that will culminate in a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio will be used to determine your grade.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
Barnsley
S70 2EY

This course will give you the skills for employment or to progress with your education by moving on to the Level 2 Award in Cyber Security.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Computing: Cybersecurity Level 1 Award Part-time

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