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Qualification title:Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in IT – Cyber Security & Networking
Qualification type:Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)
Accreditation status:Accredited
Credit Equivalency:120*2
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.
Availability:UK and international
Review date:31/05/2021


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 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.

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

Cyber Security Units


Networking Units



Core Units

Cyber Security Threat and Risk


Information Technology and IT Ethics

Network Security and Data Communications


Mathematics and Statistics for IT

Database Security and Computer Programming


PC Maintenance and Operating Systems

Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics


Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation


Elective Units

Optional (1)


Logical IT Networking

Cyber Security Threats and Risk: Banking and Finance


Physical IT Networking

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

9.       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

10.   Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems in the cyber security and digital risk management domains

11.   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

12.   An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security within business and service provision and wider operating environments and supply chains

13.   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

14.   Transferable skills and knowledge – including Project Management and Incident Response – which will enable individuals to meet changing environments and risks

15.   Motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career

16.   Instill and embed a sense of understanding and respect of the global nature of the cyber threat environment; as well as the criminality of respecting, anticipating and learning from diverse, international business practices and the global operating context.