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Computing, Digital and IT

Cybersecurity Level 2 Award Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course is planning to start w/c 6 January 2025. Lessons will be for 12 weeks, dates and times to be confirmed, term-time only.

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 must be aged 19 or above to study this course.

You will achieve

Level 2 Award in Cybersecurity (Gateway Qualification)

Course overview

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

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

Course content

As well as learning 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.

You will study:
• Security protection and risk management issues.
• Vulnerabilities.
• Measures to protect IT systems and data from current and evolving threats.
• Implementing measures to protect IT systems and data.
• Understanding current legal and ethical requirements, and IT security policies and procedures.

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

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Digital Innovation Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

This course will give you the skills for employment or to progress with your education by moving on to Level 3 Networking and Cybersecurity.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £150. This course may be FREE to study depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

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

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

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

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

Cybersecurity Level 2 Award Part-time

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