Cyber Security and Cloud Networking at Bournemouth and Poole College - UCAS

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Course summary

We are currently going through a big technological change and digital growth in the Cyber Security and Networking sector. The College are excited to offer the Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies (Cyber Security and Cloud Networking) course accredited by Pearson. The course will provide you with a flexible, unit-based structure that focuses on developing the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills you will need to succeed in employment and higher education. It will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and core skills required for a range of careers in digital technologies, including cyber security, software development, data analytics, networking, and change management. . Key programme features

  • One-year programme
  • A blended learning alternative which responds to the changing needs and demands in a post COVID world
  • Good opportunity for those wanting to pursue a career in Cyber Security and Networking
  • Offers a great path to higher qualifications
The course is designed for students to progress and enhance their skills and techniques previously studied at level 3, to prepare students for further study at Level 5 or in readiness for employment in the Cyber Security and Networking industry.


The programme is designed to be studied full-time over one academic year of 32 weeks. This is equivalent to two days a week. There are two core units and you will then choose six optional units. Each unit has a value of 15 credits and completion of all eight will give you the required 120 credits to complete the award. ● All units are at Level 4. Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (15 credits) Innovation and Digital Transformation (15 credits) Cyber Security (15 credits) Programming (15 credits) Big Data and Visualisation (15 credits) Networking in the Cloud (15 credits) Security (15 credits) Networking (15 credits) Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments, group assessment, peer assessment, portfolio assessment and practice-related coursework. You will also be supported with a wide range of learning resources made available via HN Online content, including access to textbooks and articles. Support You will have a range of support made available to you, including academic and pastoral support, learning support and financial support which you can gain access to bursaries.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We understand that each student is unique, and aim to cultivate an environment where individuality, diversity, and academic excellence thrive. In order to nurture individuality and foster diversity, we adopt a balanced approach to admissions - considering both individual portfolios and exam results. We may extend offers below our standard entry criteria to those with strong portfolios or students who have faced challenges impacting their performance and were anticipated to achieve higher results.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable by achieving a score in a recognised test such as: • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 • PTE Academic 51, or • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6750 Year 1
England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1
Channel Islands £6750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Cyber Security and Cloud Networking at Bournemouth and Poole College - UCAS