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Specifications
Qualification title: Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in IT – Networking and Cyber Security
Qualification type: Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) & Vocational Related Qualification
Level: 4
Accreditation status: Accredited
TQT: 1200
Credit Equivalency: 240
Qualification number (RQF): 603/4782/X – 603/3331/5
Progression routes: The QUALIFI Level 5 Diplomas in IT; the second year of undergraduate study in Computer Science, Information Technology or related; or directly into employment in an associated profession & Qualifi Level 5 Diploma
Availability: UK and international
Next Qualification Review date: 20/06/2022 – 31/05/2021
Centre Specification: Click to here download
Course Overview

The rationale for the qualification is that it provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles in the information technology (IT) industry, notably in programming, website design or PC maintenance. The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally.

The diploma is accredited at Level 4 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.

The qualification has been created to develop those learners who are looking to choose, or already have chosen, a career in a business-related sector. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that your learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors. The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their core capabilities within the cyber security and risk management sector. The outcome of the Diploma, which is a recognised UK qualification, is for learners to develop the cyber security skills required by organisations globally. In doing so, the qualification looks to develop the cyber security team leaders, managers and leaders of the future through the creation and delivery of learning appropriate for that industry.

Level 4 Level 4
Units (Networking) Units (Cyber Security)
  • Core Units
    • Information Technology and IT Ethics
    • Mathematics and Statistics for IT
    • PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
    • Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

    Elective Units

    • Logical IT Networking
    • Physical IT Networking
  • Mandatory
    • Cyber Security Threat and Risk
    • Network Security and Data Communications
    • Database Security and Computer Programming
    • Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics
    • Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation

    Optional (1)

    • Cyber Security Threats and Risk: Banking and Finance
    • Cyber Wars
Learning Outcomes
  1. To understand and apply the principles of IT in a range of business environments
  2. To understand and apply the principles in a specific environment
  3. To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship
    between management theories and their practical application in the IT world
  4. Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
  5. Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
  6. Effectively use verbal and communication skills
  7. Work independently and as part of a team
  8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth

 

  1. The ability to read and utilise relevant technical and security literature (including threat intelligence feeds) with a full understanding; the ability to think independently and solve potential overarching cyber security issues within a business or organisation
  2. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems in the cyber security and digital risk management domains
  3. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct, including in relation to conducting investigations, audits and incident responses
  4. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security within business and service provision and wider operating environments and supply chains
  5. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way; engage in credible debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists in relation to cyber security related issues and challenges
  6. Transferable skills and knowledge – including Project Management and Incident Response – which will enable individuals to meet changing environments and risks
  7. Motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career
  8. Instill and embed a sense of understanding and respect of the global nature of the cyber threat environment; as well as the criticality of respecting, anticipating and learning from diverse, international business practices and the global operating context.
Entry Requirements
  • demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards;
  • spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop;
  • seeking further professional development and to gain work related skills and know-how.

 

  • Qualifications at Level 3 and/or;
  • Some technical and risk management experience in a computing or security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;
  • A Level 4 qualification in another discipline and who want to develop their careers in cyber security.