The Higher National Diploma in Computing with HTQ status in Cyber Security is a two-year higher-level course, equivalent to the second year of a university degree programme. The qualification has a core focus in Cyber Security, Digital Technologies, Networking, Information Security Management, Applied Cryptography in the cloud, Forensics, Emerging Technologies, and the Internet of Things. What computing fields could you move on to after completing the course? You will be preparing for opportunities as a Cyber Intelligence officer, Forensic Computer Analyst, Cyber Ops Associate, IT security coordinator. You are not limited to these job roles with the HND in Computing with HTQ status in Cyber Security. You will be preparing for exciting career opportunities in Digital Technologies. Responsibilities of Cyber Security Analyst include: Configuring and utilising threat detection tools. Performing data analysis to identify security vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. Securing and protecting organisations' systems and applications from threat actors. Vulnerability assessment and tracking. Monitoring for cyber threats, malware, and security vulnerabilities. Diagnosing data vulnerability and regulating the use of data. Configuring network devices to enhance organisational security. Running data usage reports. Training staff in the latest security measures to minimise cyber security threats. Defending against the latest cyber threats that organisations face.
Year 1: Level 4 (HTQ) Unit 1: Programming -15 Credits Unit 2: Networking-15 Credits Unit 3: Professional Practice-15 Credits Unit 4: Database Design and Development-15 Credits Unit 5: Security-15 Credits Unit 6: Planning a Computer Project (Pearson Set)- -15 Credits Unit 10: Cyber Security-15 Credits Unit 14: Maths for Computing-15 Credits Year 1: Level 5 (HTQ) Unit 16: Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)-30 Credits Unit 17: Business Process Support-15 Credits Unit 30: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud-15 Credits Unit 31: Forensics-15 Credits Unit 32: Information Security Management-15 Credits Unit 34: Analytical Methods-15 Credits Unit 36: User Experience and Interface Design-15 Credits
Assessment is through coursework, assignments, individual or group projects, demonstrations of software implementations and individual or group presentations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not have provision at the College for any student requiring a tier 4 licence.
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Additional entry requirements
Additional Entry Requirements Applications from students with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications are judged on merit according to the relevance of such courses serving as preparation for the programme. We also welcome applications from mature students with an interest in learning the technical aspects of Computing. If you do not have the above UCAS or GCSE requirements but have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, your application will be welcomed and still considered
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