Principles of Cyber Security Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Centre for Digital Technologies is where individuals and all industries gain the digital skills needed to succeed and thrive, through outstanding and aspirational teaching, learning and skills development. It creates exciting partnerships between learners, employers and the community, with plans to develop Somerset into the country’s leading region for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

From essential digital skills to coding and cyber security, the Home of Digital Technologies Training collaborates with employers and the community to inform our digital provision at all levels, which meets the demands of local industry and so bridges the skills gap within the South West.

The duration of the course is11 – 13weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon learner’s knowledge of the subject.

As part of this course you will study mandatory units:

Unit 1 Introduction to cyber security

The learner will gain an understanding of the need for cyber security and the impact of cyber crime. They will also know about the various job functions in the sector and related key skill requirements.

  • Outcome 1 Understand motivations for cyber crime
  • Outcome 2 Understand the need for cyber security
  • Outcome 3 Know about job roles within cyber security

Unit 2 Understand terminology used in cyber security

The learner will understand cyber security terminology, and the concept of social engineering.

  • Outcome 1 Understand cyber security terminology
  • Outcome 2 Understand current and emerging challenges in cyber security
  • Outcome 3 Understand what is meant by social engineering

Unit 3 Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security

Learners will understand the key legislation related to cyber security and how to maintain data confidentiality and security. They will also understand ethical and unethical conduct within cyber security

  • Outcome 1 Understand key legislation related to cyber security
  • Outcome 2 Understand procedures to maintain data confidentiality and security
  • Outcome 3 Understand ethical conduct in cyber security

Unit 4 Understand common threats to cyber security

Learners will develop an understanding of malicious software and the ways in which a system can be infected. They will understand common and emerging threats, as well as physical threats to cyber security.

  • Outcome 1 Know about common and emerging threats to cyber security
  • Outcome 2 Understand what is meant by malicious software
  • Outcome 3 Understand physical threats to cyber security

Unit 5 Understand methods of maintaining cyber security

Learners will understand the preventative methods used to maintain cyber security, including the principles of user access control and use of firewalls

  • Outcome 1 Understand preventative methods used to maintain cyber security
  • Outcome 2 Understand the principles of user access control
  • Outcome 3 3 Understand the use of firewalls

Unit 6 Working with others in cyber security

The learner will understand team working and the use of interpersonal skills and communication when working in a cyber security role

  • Outcome 1 Understand team working for cyber security
  • Outcome 2 Understand the use of interpersonal skills for working in cyber security
  • Outcome 3 Understand types of written communications used in cyber security

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Principles of Cyber Security Distance Learning Level 2
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Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team: Phone: 01823 366612. Email: distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk.
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