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Introduction to Cyber Security Level 1​

Study mode Part Time Day
Level 1
Duration 8 weeks
Subject Digital Technologies
Suitable for Adult (19+)
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Whether considering a career in cyber security or simply looking to protect yourself online, this course will provide you with a knowledge of the common forms of cybercrime, the motives and tactics used to defraud, and how to protect and maintain cyber security.

Course content

Students will learn about cybercrime and the risks and effects it has on individuals and organisations. They will understand routine protective methods used to maintain cybersecurity including the principles of vulnerability and penetration testing and user access control.

Curriculum units

  • Common forms of cybercrime and motives and tactics used to defraud
  • Protective methods to maintain cybersecurity
  • Legislation and codes of conduct related to cybersecurity

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to complete an initial assessment to assign you to the correct course based on your prior qualifications.


Students can progress to higher-level qualifications in a similar field or seek employment.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code SC004324
Start date Variable
Location East Ham Campus
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