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Specifications
Qualification title: Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT – Networking and Cyber Security
Qualification type: Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) & Vocational Related Qualification (Higher Education)
Level: 5
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 240
Qualification number (RQF): 603/4792/2 – 603/4139/7
Progression routes: The QUALIFI Level 6 Diplomas; the final year of undergraduate study in Computer Science, Information Technology or related; or directly into employment in an associated profession & Level 6 University Degree (Top-Up) course or directly into employment in an associated profession.
Availability: UK and international
Next Qualification Review date: 24/06/2022 – 20/02/2021
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 n the IT industry, notably in .NET programming, system administration and network security. Learners will also learn about entrepreneurship in a techno environment. The qualification is flexible in that it offers elective choices of networking, web design or e-commerce – the latter being much in demand in modern business.

The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally. The diploma is accredited at Level 5 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.

The qualification has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector. We hope that centres and learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from this programme that will provide relevant new skills and qualities. 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 Diploma is accredited at Level 5 with a total equivalence of 120 credits. It is envisaged that learners completing this Level 5 programme will progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the risk management field.

Level 5 Level 5
Units (Networking) Units (Cyber Security)
  • Core Units
    • Technopreneurship
    • Network Security
    • C#.NET Programming
    • System Administration

    Elective Units

    • Network Routing and Switching
    • Network Design and Administration
  • Mandatory
    • Cryptography
    • Digital Investigations and Forensics
    • Communications and Incident Management
    • Strategic Leadership
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. Understand key cryptographic principles and modes
  2. Understand the standards, regulations and laws that apply to business and government organisations in relation to encryption
  3. Understand the core principles of digital investigations
  4. Apply the types of tool that support professional digital investigations at a strategic level
  5. Plan for an investigations and forensics teams
  6. Understand the physical and human resources required to manage a major suspected cyber security incident
  7. Apply Business Continuity Management to major incident planning and response
  8. Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership
  9. Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security
  10. Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership
Entry Requirements
  • demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 4 for example any Qualifi Level 4 or similar 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.

 

  • Learners who possess qualifications at Level 4 and/or;
  • Learners who have some technical and risk management work experience in a computing or
    security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;
  • Learners who possess a Level 5 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their
    careers in cyber security and/or risk management.