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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

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3 months, Part-time
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security
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A career in cyber security can be amazing! This level 2 course is designed as an introduction to provide a good overview, awareness and starting point of cyber security knowledge and skills. This course is ideal if you are considering a career in IT and want to see if Cyber Security is for you, or if you are already working and would benefit from improving your knowledge of Cyber Security.


NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

Regulated by Ofqual


What does the course cover?

The course covers six separate modules which provide an overall introduction to the principles of cyber security, including:

  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Terminology
  • Legal and ethical aspects
  • Common Cyber Security threats
  • Methods of maintaining Cyber Security
  • Working with others in Cyber Security
  • OPTIONAL: Cisco Introduction to Cyber Security Certificate

Learn online

You will join your expert tutor every week…

  • Live weekly sessions – 2.5 hours per week
  • Weekly exercises, labs and study projects – 4 hours per week
  • Monthly 1 to 1 meetings with your trainer providing individual feedback
  • Immersive learning experience through Microsoft Teams Classroom – including live open interactions, private breakout rooms, notes and questions, and interactive illustration boards

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for...

  • Anyone under consideration/thinking about a career in IT who would benefit from an initial taste of cyber security to see if it’s for them
  • Administrators or anyone utilising the internet for the organisation, receiving high volumes of external emails or monitoring general email boxes – this will help provide early warning for any suspicious emails and/or cyber threats
  • Those already working in an IT team who wants to improve their awareness of cyber security
  • Anyone due to join the organisation who could benefit from the course and start learning before they begin their employment


While there are no formal requirements, a keen interest in cyber security and technology is advantageous, and you will need access to the Internet and a suitable device to complete written assessments.

Career path

There are many varied career routes in Cyber Security and further qualifications that best suit each job role. During your course, your trainer will discuss various options with you and provide you with numerous resources and information, advice and guidance on both further training.

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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security

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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.