Truro and Penwith College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
With the increasing trend of online and personal data, the systems that hold and store important information are exposed to a range of threats which constantly evolve and are becoming ever increasingly more complicated. Students will cover a range of computing concepts within the Cyber Security industry. The course is vocationally based with generally smaller class sizes and lots of practical hands on tuition. Students undertaking this course have access to career and higher education progression. The fundamental aspects of computing will be studied and applied to the Cyber Security industry practices. Covering the basics of computing technology, in addition to gaining advanced knowledge in Cyber Security practices, students will be presented with new and challenging opportunities that will increase the level of expertise and technological knowhow. This course is designed to address the skill shortage and need for Cyber Security professionals both locally and nationally. Issues including IT risk management, ethical hacking, security auditing, digital forensics, data networks, user compliance and governance, work placement and customer support are all covered to ensure students understand the importance in industry. The course has been designed as a practical vocational course, with input from local, regional and national organisations. The course aims to develop and equip learners with not only the technical skills but also the employment/personal skills desired by employers. Through the tutorial process entrepreneurship is explored along with the opportunity for industry related certifications in order to maximise students employability. On successful completion of this course, students will have both a theoretical and practical understanding of a range of Cyber Security technologies and working practices. FdSc students are also able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing top up degree offered at Truro & Penwith College. Potential job roles after completion include: Security Auditor Network Manager IT Security Manager IT Operations Organisational IT Security operative Information Security Technician
First Year Professional Development & Study Skills Work Practice Case Study Security Programming Networking & Systems Server Admin & Systems Compliance Behavioural Analytics & Data Security Second Year Risk Management & Disaster Recovery Planning Digital Forensics Work Placement & Current Issues Network Security & Design Security Technology & Applied Cryptography System Development Project Modules may be subject to change.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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.
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
For advice about international applications, please visit the website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/get-in-touch/how-to-apply/international
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8224||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8224||Year 1|