Computing, Games and IT

Cybersecurity Level 2 Award Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Thursday 29 September 2022 16 weeks (You will study on Thursdays from 6.00pm to 8.30pm)

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 2 Award in Cybersecurity

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 Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

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

How much does the course cost?


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

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



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Cybersecurity Level 2 Award Part-time

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