Computer Networks and Cybersecurity at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

The FdSc Computer Networks and Cybersecurity course offers students the chance to immerse themselves in practical aspects of computing, networking and cybersecurity. Work-based learning and placements are an integral feature of the programme, as is developing an understanding of how IT infrastructure is essential to business operations. During the two-year course, students will follow the new CCNA curriculum in developing their networking skills, as well as increasing their understanding in security, programming, database development and user experience. Students will be able to further their understanding of current and emerging technologies that will impact on businesses and society. This award carries the Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) kitemark aligned to the Level 4 Network Engineer occupational standard. This course is delivered and awarded by Warwickshire College and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit

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Modules may include: Year 1 - Level 4 Introduction to Networks Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials IT Helpdesk Professional Management of Resources Systems Analysis and Database Design Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped Year 2 - Level 5 Enterprise Networks and Automation Network Security Object-Oriented Programming The Human Element of Cybersecurity Work-based and Placement Learning Students are expected to complete 100 hours of work-based or placement learning by the end of Level 5. For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

The course is primarily assessed using a series of assignments and phase tests throughout the two year programme and there will be a final examination. During the FdSc Computer Networks and Cybersecurity course, students will be prepared with the knowledge to undertake the Cisco CCNA qualification. These need to be taken at an external test centre. You do not need to pass the external tests in order to achieve the Foundation Degree. Students will also be required to undertake 100 hours of work placement during the two year course.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The college would consider applications from mature students with relevant work experience who may not have related formal academic qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

WCUC tuition fees are listed per academic year and will remain for the duration of your course. The following course-related costs are not included in the tuition fees: Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS