Level 2

Principles of Cyber Security

Short Online Course


2 Certificate

Awarding organisation

ncfe CACHE


Principles of Cyber Security

Qualification Duration

110 Guided Learning Hours


What does this qualification cover?


The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by introducing the knowledge and understanding in roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. The secondary purpose is to act as a stepping stone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.



Who is this course suitable for?



This course is suitable for an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues. This will likely be with a view to studying the subject at a higher level and/or seeking employment in a Cyber Security related role.



How is this qualification structured?


To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete all six mandatory units.


  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Understand terminology used in cybersecurity
  • Understand legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity
  • Understand common threats to cybersecurity
  • Understand methods of maintaining cybersecurity
  • Working with others in cybersecurity



What are the entry requirements?


Learners must be aged 16 or above. There are no specific entry requirements for the qualification, however a Level 1 or a Level 2 in IT would be advantageous.







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