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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

Course Level: 

Level 2

Overview of the course: 

In an increasingly digital world, cyber security is fast becoming a main concern for many organisations. With complex online scams and cyber crime, it’s essential that organisations have an understanding of preventative measures to maintain cyber security, including techniques and security checks needed to store data securely. This online course is a key starting point for anyone looking to begin their career in cyber security.

Entry requirements: 

Eligibility Criteria
• Aged 19+ (born before 01/09/2001)
• If under 24 you must hold a FULL level 2 qualification
• Lived in the UK continuously for 3 years
• Not to have completed the course before
• Not already be completing a distance learning course with us, or any other training provider
• Not live in an area of the UK with a devolved government (this will be checked by our team upon application)

This course is only available to be completed online.

Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Topics: 

Units
• Introduction to cyber security
• Understand terminology used in cyber security
• Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
• Understand common threats to cyber security
• Understand methods of maintaining cyber security
• Working with others in cyber security

How is the course assessed?: 

When we have received your completed enrolment paperwork, it is checked and processed, a Tutor is allocated, and a further email will be sent with your joining instructions, this will entail your start and end date, submission dates and Tutor contact details, you will also be advised of the weblink and your unique username to enable you to login into our E-assessor portal as this course is only available to complete online. Your assigned Tutor is there to offer help and guidance, they are there for you to contact direct if you need any assistance with your course content. Your first assessment is required to be completed within 6 weeks, as a guidance you should allow, at the very least 4-5 hours a week to answer questions and meet target dates. Your feedback from your Tutor will be online via E-assessor, located in “My Portfolio”.

Length of the course: 

You will have 24 weeks from enrolling to complete the course, this duration includes 4 weeks for Tutor feedback, IQA and internal processes. This qualification is only available to be completed online via our eLearning Assessor portal. Everything is done remotely via post or email, including tutor support, and your first assessment is required within 6 weeks of your start date.

Campus: 

Distance Learning

When does the course start: 

This course is learner lead, meaning you start after you have completed the enrolment paperwork and you have received an email stating your start and end date, submission dates, the weblink and your unique username.

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Our distance learning courses are free upon completion. Your first assessment submission is due within 6 weeks of your start date, if you fail to submit you will be withdrawn and invoiced £100 as per the EDC fees policy.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (11 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.