Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 (9 Months)

Stage 1: Mandatory Units of study Level 4

(Total Credits: 100)

This first stage leads to an award of Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security which consists of 5 mandatory and 1 optional units for a combined total of 120 credits. You thereafter progress to Level 5 qualification

Stage 1: Optional Units of study Level 4

(Total Credits: 20)

Choose any one module

Stage 2: Mandatory Units of study Level 5

(Total Credits: 120)

This final stage leads to an award of Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security which consists of 4 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits. You have an option to progress to Level 6 qualification or a Bachelor's Degree Top-up qualification. Please contact your Admissions Coordinator for the progression option.

Reference Material: Online Library Resource

11 readings
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threats and Risks: Banking and Finance – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Wars – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Communications and Incident Management – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Strategic Leadership – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY

Reference Material: External Study Links

11 readings
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threats and Risks: Banking and Finance – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Wars – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Communications and Incident Management – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Strategic Leadership – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY

Reference Material: Videos and Presentations

Important documents

This section provides you with some important information that you should adhere to succeed in your course

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Reading: LS-4.1.0-Sample-Template-for-Assignments
Reading: LS-5.1.0-Assignment-Plagiarism-Report
Reading: LS-6.1.0-E-Library-Access
Reading: LS-7.1.0-Assignment-Submission-Guidelines
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Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 (9 Months)

Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 (9 Months)

£2,150

Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) programme (accredited by Qualifi) has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector.

This Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined qualification will provide relevant new skills and qualities to the learners. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that the learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors.

This Diploma in Cyber Security combined Level 4 and Level 5 qualification is accredited with a total equivalence of 240 credits. It is envisaged that learners completing this combined qualification will progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the Risk Management field.

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About this course

Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) programme (accredited by Qualifi) has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector.

This Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined qualification will provide relevant new skills and qualities to the learners. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that the learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors.

This Diploma in Cyber Security combined Level 4 and Level 5 qualification is accredited with a total equivalence of 240 credits. It is envisaged that learners completing this combined qualification will progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the Risk Management field.

IMPORTANT INFO

Undergraduate Level Course

This course help you to progress to:

Become eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Bachelor's degree Top-up programme, or

Level 6 qualifications / Final Year of a 3 Year Undergraduate Degree course, or

Directly into employment in an associated profession

Ofqual, UK Accredited Course - LSBR, UK

This qualification is Accredited by OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is a UK Government body.

Qualification Number: 603/3331/5 and 603/4139/7

Program Overview: Fast Track Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification

Key Highlights of Fast Track Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification are:

Program Duration: 9 Months

Program Credits: 240

Designed for working Professionals

Format: Online

No Written Exam. The Assessment is done via Submission of Assignment

Tutor Assist available

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Timely Doubt Resolution

Regular Networking Events with Industry Professionals

Become eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master's degree programme

LSBR Alumni Status

No Cost EMI Option

Career Progression

Learners completing the fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification can progress to:
  • Become eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Bachelor degree Top-up programme, or
  • Level 6 qualifications, or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession

Career Opportunities

Regardless of the reasons for the increase in demand, the pressing problem is a shortage of people trained and capable enough to fill the growing number of cyber security roles.  In fact, the need for experienced professionals is so high that companies are willing to pay a premium salary of £150,000 to over £400,000 to top talent. This has increased the cyber security budget by 71% as observed by PwC in its recent report.
The jobs that are seeing this sharp increase in pay include the following five cyber security roles:

Network Security Engineer

Cyber Security Analyst

Security Architect

Cyber Security Manager

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Security Consultant

Ethical Hackers

Computer Forensics

Penetration Tester

Security Systems Administrator

As our OTHM accredited qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Qualifications Wales, learners are also eligible to progress to a top-up degree, master’s programme, or MBA at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing.

Progress to a Higher Qualification

In addition to Progression to the Universities, you also have an option to progress to the following Qualifications after completion of your fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) course:
LSBR Online Diploma in Cyber Security (9 Months) Level 4 and Level 5 combined qualification

FAQs

What is the Entry Requirement?

Fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 + Level 5 combined (9 Months)

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 + 5 combined (9 Months) (Accredited by Othm, UK) qualifications has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Learners will be expected to hold the following:

OR

OR

  • work experience in a business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;

In certain circumstances, learners with considerable experience but No formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

The qualification is offered in English.

What are the Learning Outcomes from this course?

The learning outcomes of Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification are:

Learning Outcomes from Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security:

  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.

Learning Outcomes from Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security:

  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
What are the skills you will be learning?

Fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification

The content of this Diploma in Cyber Security qualification will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It is designed to ensure that you are ‘business ready’ and a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of Information Technology, and you are equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.
What is Level 5 qualification Equivalent to?
This qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to:
  • Foundation Degrees,
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) and
  • Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.
Is the course Accredited?
Yes, the programme is accredited by Qualifi, UK – an Awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator – OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
How is the Assessment done?
  • The assessment is done via submission of assignment.
  • There are no written exams.
Can the Course Fee be paid in Instalments?
Yes, the Course Fee can be paid in Instalments.

Please click on “Enrol Now” button on the top and choose some of the best payment options available for you.

Online Resource

Our virtual learning environment provides all the information you'll need to succeed on your course. Here you will find recordings of lectures as well as study material, learning resources and reading lists.

Library

Our virtual library is open 24 hours a day during your term-time. This extensive e-library has over 600,000 eBooks and 100,000 eJournals.

Syllabus

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) programme (accredited by Qualifi) has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector. This Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 4 and Level 5 combined qualification will provide relevant new skills and qualities to the learners. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that the learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors. This Diploma in Cyber Security combined Level 4 and Level 5 qualification is accredited with a total equivalence of 240 credits. It is envisaged that learners completing this combined qualification will progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the Risk Management field.

Stage 1: Mandatory Units of study Level 4 0/5

(Total Credits: 100)

This first stage leads to an award of Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security which consists of 5 mandatory and 1 optional units for a combined total of 120 credits. You thereafter progress to Level 5 qualification

Stage 1: Optional Units of study Level 4 0/2

Stage 2: Mandatory Units of study Level 5 0/4

(Total Credits: 120)

This final stage leads to an award of Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security which consists of 4 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits. You have an option to progress to Level 6 qualification or a Bachelor's Degree Top-up qualification. Please contact your Admissions Coordinator for the progression option.

Reference Material: Online Library Resource 0/11

11 readings
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threats and Risks: Banking and Finance – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Wars – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Communications and Incident Management – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes
Reading: E-Library Books: Strategic Leadership – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
minutes

Reference Material: External Study Links 0/11

11 readings
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threats and Risks: Banking and Finance – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Wars – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Communications and Incident Management – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks
Reading: Study Links: Strategic Leadership – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
4 weeks

Reference Material: Videos and Presentations

Important documents 0/4

This section provides you with some important information that you should adhere to succeed in your course

4 readings
Reading: LS-4.1.0-Sample-Template-for-Assignments
minutes
Reading: LS-5.1.0-Assignment-Plagiarism-Report
minutes
Reading: LS-6.1.0-E-Library-Access
minutes
Reading: LS-7.1.0-Assignment-Submission-Guidelines
minutes

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