Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Networking and Cybersecurity Level 3 Certificate Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will start on Monday 2 May 2023. This course will be taught on one day across 10 weeks, exact times TBC.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have undertaken a specific qualification, but you should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3 and a reasonable standard of computing skills.

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent will also provide a good foundation for success.

You will achieve

Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity

Course overview

This qualification is designed for job roles in industries where specific digital and IT skills are required, such as finance, marketing, machining and manufacturing. It can be studied alongside an apprenticeship.

Course content

You will complete the mandatory Project Management unit and four of the specialist units listed below:
– Access Control
– Data Communications
– Ethical Hacking
– Network Management
– Network Threats and Vulnerabilities
– Networking

Note: Depending on student numbers some specialist units may not be available at the time the course starts.

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

After successful completion of the course, you could move on to Higher Education, an apprenticeship or employment in a related profession.

How much does the course cost?

£1,645. If you are aged 19 or over and this is your first Level 3 course, this course is free. If you already hold a Level 3 qualification, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for these fees.

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.



If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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

Computing: Networking and Cybersecurity Level 3 Certificate Part-time

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