Cyber Security
Practices

This Level 3 qualification aims to increase your knowledge and skills relating to cyber security practices.

Learning outcomes

  • Key terminology and legislation used in cyber security and understanding and the consequences and implications of inadequate cyber security
  • The Threat Model and the behaviours and effects of malicious software
  • How to reduce or remove a cyber security vulnerability and how to apply a cyber security control
  • Cyber security incident response plans and how to carry out a cyber security incident post-mortems
  • Understanding legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security the behaviours and skills expected within cyber security
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  • FREE online course
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  • Course duration
    15 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    6 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 3 qualification

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for learners to develop their cyber security skills further and gain an in-depth knowledge of cyber security whilst developing skills required for employment. Achievement of this qualification will help support progression into a variety of job roles and occupational areas within the digital sector.

Course details

The course consists of six units and each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. One you successfully complete all six units you will achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices.

Unit 1: Understand cyber security principles

Your learning goals:

  • Understand cyber security
  • Understand core terminology and key aspects of cyber security
  • Understand security by design principles
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Threat intelligence in cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand cyber threat intelligence
  • Understand threat models
  • Understand malicious software
  • Know about social engineering
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Cyber security testing, vulnerabilities and controls

Your learning goals:

  • Understand common types of testing in cyber security
  • Be able to reduce or remove potential cyber security vulnerabilities
  • Understand controls in cyber security
  • Be able to apply a cyber security control
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Cyber security incident response

Your learning goals:

  • Understand what is meant by a cyber security incident response plan
  • Be able to develop a cyber security incident response plan
  • Be able to develop an incident post-mortem report
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 5: Understand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand legislation relating to cyber security
  • Understand information security standards
  • Understand ethical conduct within cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Unit 6: Professional skills and behaviours for cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand behaviours required for a career in cyber security
  • Be able to identify skills required for a career in cyber security
  • Understand the importance of continuous professional development
  • Assessment
    Unit 6 Assessment
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Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 24 or over from the 31 August 2021
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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