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Cyber Security HNC

Course code: JKAV000P

Subject area: Computing

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: 4

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

4th Nov 2024 - 27th Jun 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Enhance your cyber security career with our HNC in Cyber Security – the perfect blend of theory and practice for the aspiring cyber security professional. This course is designed to develop your technical skills and knowledge, enabling you to meet the demands of the modern cyber security industry.
Our HNC/D programme offers:Hands-on Experience: Practical workshops complemented by state-of-the-art computer facilities.Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Courses tailored to match the evolving needs of the cyber security sector.Expert Tutors: Learn from experienced professionals with a passion for teaching.Progression Opportunities: A stepping stone to further study or enhanced career prospects.Join us and turn your cyber security aspirations into reality. Apply now and start shaping the future!

The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the cyber security sector as well as a focused introduction to cyber security. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for more further study or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.Students will gain a wide range of cyber security knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace.By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of cyber security. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of cyber security.Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of cyber security situations.

Course units
Core Units :
Professional Practice
Database Design & Development
Planning a Computing Project
Specialist Unit :Cyber Security
Plus one optional unit
What next?
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding on which students can build should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.
On successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can develop their careers in the sector through:
● entering employment
● continuing existing employment
● linking with the appropriate professional body
● committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
● progressing to university.
Entry criteria
● a Level 3 qualification in Cyber Security
● a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Mathematics and English
● other related Level 3 qualifications
● an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
● relevant work experience, or
● an international equivalent to the above qualifications
Fee information
£5500 per year
Course fees

Tuition Fee: £5,500.00

Qualifications received
HNC in Computing for England (Cyber Security)
Learning & method assessment
This programme will be assessed using a combination of:
● Centre-developed internal assignments that are set and assessed internally
● Awarding organisation-set assignments, which are internally graded
User skills
Core competencies developed on the programme will support students in preparing
for a range of employment opportunities in their chosen sector. These core
competencies collectively summarise the key capabilities that are important across
the sector, covering areas of relevant expertise and technical skills that would be
required within the sector to successfully perform a job, as defined in current
advertised job vacancies.
Core competencies are developed on the programme within a balanced framework of
cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning
outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning.