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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

FREE online course, with tutor support and study materials to increase your knowledge of cyber security.


CT Skills Limited

Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE?

  • You are currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies...
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book
Duration
8 weeks · Self-paced
Access to content
Access until course completion
Qualification
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security
Regulated qualification What's this?
CPD
135 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

Overview

*Please first check eligibility requirements before enquiring. You must:

  • Be currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies (see the requirements section for more information)
  • Have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years - for purposes other than study
  • Be aged 19+ years
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Want to learn about cyber security?

Our Principles of Cyber Security course is suitable for anyone who is looking to develop an understanding of cyber security within the workplace. Cyber security awareness is essential in our personal lives as well as at work. With our increasing dependence on cyberspace, the digital revolution also brings new risks that we need to understand and address. Cyber security training has never been more important.

Qualification

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

CPD

135 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Description

Cyber security breaches and attacks remain a common threat. Last year, cyber crime led to approximately 2.39 million incidents and approximately 49,000 cases of fraud across all UK businesses. Last year, cyber crime affected 11% of businesses and 8% of charities!

COURSE BENEFITS

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • 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

Who is this course for?

The target learner for this qualification will be an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues.

Requirements

You must live in one of the following counties to receive funding for the course from the Department of Education.

  • Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
  • Cheshire East & West, Cornwall, Cumbria
  • Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire, Herefordshire, Humberside
  • Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex
  • Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

Career path

This course will allow individuals to study the subject at a higher level and/or seek employment in a Cyber Security related role.

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.