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Diploma in Information Security

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)

Diploma in Information Security

Diploma in Information Security Professionals provides learners undertaking these courses to gain qualifications and skills that not only enable them to effectively operate IT systems, but also allow them to develop their business and interpersonal skills, which are also vital parts of the process of becoming an information security professional.

Start date: Flexible

End date: Flexible

Duration: 52 weeks

Cost: £900

SCQF Level: 6

Mode (full-time, part-time, Schools): Part-time (work-based)

  • What the course includes

    The Diploma in Information Security at SCQF levels 6 covers;

    • principles and purpose of information governance
    • threats to information security
    • how to manage and assess risks to information, and
    • health and safety procedures applicable to learners' job roles within the IT sector

Why choose this course?

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must be in a work place where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of 3 months experience in this sector is required.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where will it lead?

    The Diplomas for Information Security Professionals at SCQF levels 6 could provide progression to:

    • Employment in a range of areas such as
    • Network security
    • Secure systems development
    • Information assurance
    • Penetration testing

Interview Arrangements

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538.

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