09:30 to 12:30
18 week course
This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge and skills relating to cyber security practices. It will provide the learner with a chance to develop knowledge and learn practical skills which can be used to seek employment or proceed into study at a higher level which can lead into roles such as Cyber Security Analyst/Technician/Engineer.
Will I gain a Qualification?
This is an accredited course where you will be expected to complete a portfolio at Level 3.
To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Principles, learners must successfully complete 6 mandatory units.
This course will be internally assessed and externally quality assured on the portfolio of evidence.
How long is the course?
This course takes place over 18 weeks with 3 x 3 hour sessions per week.
What will I learn?
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of the practices within cyber security
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical skills.
The objective of this qualification is to:
• provide the learner with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills
relating to cyber security practices
What other Wider Skills can I Develop?
There will be an expectation that learners will be learning independently, engaging with teachers and peers through email and participating in the online class every week. Homework is given regularly and learners are expected to complete this to a high level.
Employability skills will be developed as part of the course through regular attendance and punctuality. The nature of the course leads to develop wider skills in organising, managing and taking responsibility for their own work.
How will the course be assessed?
On the first session you will have an initial assessment to enable your teacher to assess your starting point. It is important that once you have started the course that you attend every week and do not miss sessions.
Each session will focus on specific topics and consist of mainly practical work on a computer or laptop following a demonstration of the topic by the teacher which will help you to develop your coding skills. The course may also involve group discussions, pair work and individual tasks. There will be handouts and activities for participants to complete with teacher guidance and feedback.
You will also have the opportunity to access our Virtual Learning Environment - Moodle. Here there are resources you can access on course, at home and after the course finishes. In every class we acknowledge and accommodate for different levels of skill and experience, so students will be encouraged to identify and work on own areas for improvement.
Materials and other information
The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email email@example.com
Progression and Careers
An Initial Assessment activity at the start of the course will enable your teacher to assess your starting point. Students will be encouraged to identify and work on own areas for improvement.
You will complete an Individual Learning Plan where you will set personal learning goals and targets which will be reviewed by both you and the teacher throughout the course.
During the course you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the teacher and you will receive feedback on a one to one basis on how well you are doing. Your progress will be checked using a variety of techniques including observation, question and answer and group discussion.