The programme covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in computer forensics, cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained forensic computer analysts and architects. The course is designed to develop a range of technological skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for an exciting career in this constantly evolving industry. You'll need to be prepared to learn fast, as security becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. On this course you’ll develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork and self-motivation, plus an understanding of the sensitivity and openness required to work with diverse groups. HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied during the first year and second year.
• Programming • Networking • Professional Practice • Database Design & Development • Security • Managing a Computing Project • Software Development Lifecycle • Website Design & Development • Computing Research Project • Business Intelligence • Cryptography • Forensics • Information Systems Management • Architecture • Application Programme Interfaces
There will be a range of assessment opportunities informed by placements or work experience. These may include: Presentations, written assignments and/or practical assessment.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
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Barnfield College, Luton
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