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Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important considering the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace.

Students will enhance knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking and information systems. The qualification will focus on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks, distributed applications based on risk assessments.

The Level 4 Diploma in Information Security and Assurance will develop students’ intellectual and practical skills and will promote the development of students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information security principles in a wide range of appropriate contexts.

The two core features of this qualification are:

  1. The development of students’ lifelong learning skills including self-evaluation and reflection with the aim of placing students in the best position to make informed decisions about their future professional career
  2. The development of decision-making skills.

Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important...

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Course Content

Operating Systems, Algorithms and Data Structures

Fundamentals of Computer Networking

Information Risk Management

Internet Security

Information Security Fundamentals

Introduction to Object-oriented Programming

Operating Systems, Algorithms and Data Structures Fundamentals of Computer Networking Information Risk Management Internet Security Information Security Fundamentals Introduction to Object-oriented...

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Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry, a profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 3 subjects
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • other equivalent international qualifications
  • those who wish to access a finance facility (student loan) to pay the course fee must meet the eligibility criteria

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry, a profile is likely to include one of the following: a GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above other related level 3 subjects an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further...

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Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important considering the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace.

Students will enhance knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking and information systems. The qualification will focus on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks, distributed applications based on risk assessments.

The Level 4 Diploma in Information Security and Assurance will develop students’ intellectual and practical skills and will promote the development of students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information security principles in a wide range of appropriate contexts.

The two core features of this qualification are:

  1. The development of students’ lifelong learning skills including self-evaluation and reflection with the aim of placing students in the best position to make informed decisions about their future professional career
  2. The development of decision-making skills.

Transferable skills that are necessary for a career in information security are developed through engagement with real life and virtual security issues, enabling the study of key aspects of security and distributed applications. This is complemented by external guest speakers from industry.

This qualification is delivered by Sussex Coast College Hastings in Ilford and Sussex campuses.

    Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT...

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