LEVEL-5, DIPLOMA IN CYBER SECURITY (University Second Year Course)

Accreditation status: Accredited

Credit Equivalency: 120

Progression routes: Level 6 University Degree (Top-Up) course or directly into employment in an associated profession.

Availability: UK and international

Course Overview
The qualification has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector. We hope that centres and learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from this programme that will provide relevant new skills and qualities. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that your learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors. The Diploma is accredited at Level 5 with a total equivalence of 120 credits. It is envisaged that learners completing this Level 5 programme will progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the risk management field.


  • Cryptography
  • Digital Investigations and Forensics
  • Communications and Incident Management
  • Strategic Leadership

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand key cryptographic principles and modes
    2. Understand the standards, regulations and laws that apply to business and government organisations in relation to encryption
    3. Understand the core principles of digital investigations
    4. Apply the types of tool that support professional digital investigations at a strategic level
    5. Plan for an investigations and forensics teams
    6. Understand the physical and human resources required to manage a major suspected cyber security incident
    7. Apply Business Continuity Management to major incident planning and response
    8. Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership
    9. Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security
    10. Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership

    Entry Requirements

  • Learners who possess qualifications at Level 4 and/or;
  • Learners who have some technical and risk management work experience in a computing or
    security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;
  • Learners who possess a Level 5 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their
    careers in cyber security and/or risk management.

    Progression Pathways
    Upon completing this Level 5 diploma, learners can progress to the final year of an undergraduate degree. Learners can also step directly into employment in an associated profession. Click Here to Check Progression Pathways

    Career Opportunities
    Primary areas of employment include:

  • Security Consultant
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Computer Forensics
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Systems Administrator

    Course Fees
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