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INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY Level 2 Certificate


OCN Level 2 Introduction to Cyber Security BSU Flexible Skills Fund



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Level
Level 2
Mode of Study
Evening
Course Type
Flexible Skill Fund
Location
Banbridge Campus

OVERVIEW

Cyber security is the name for the safeguards taken to avoid or reduce any disruption from an attack on data, computers or mobile devices. Cyber security covers not only safeguarding confidentiality and privacy, but also the availability and integrity of data, both of which are vital for the quality and safety of care.

Security breaches can occur when cyber security is a constantly changing area and sometimes can seem quite confusing. However, there are many effective and relatively simple steps that can be taken to protect information and protect you and your organisation. Taking some simple actions and practising safe behaviours will reduce online threats.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic IT skills would be advantageous.

Eligibility for all courses  
1. Must be 18 on or before course start date,  
2. eligible to work in Northern Ireland; 
3. ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years; 
4. Or is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK. 
5. Candidates are only permitted to complete a maximum of 2 free courses at a time 

MODULES

  • Be aware of physical and virtual risks to security of information and strategies to prevent this occurring;
  • Be able to install and update protection software and passwords to minimise unauthorised access;
  • Be able to protect data on devices vulnerable to unauthorised access.

DURATION

16 weeks

FEES

This course is FREE to individuals through the Skill UP Flexible Skills Programme. The Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the Economy beyond it.

PROGRESSION

Candidates can progress onto MTA in Security.

CONTACT

Gayle Guy
028 3839 7832
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IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT

In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

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FEES POLICY

Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Course Code
    P2678SE
  • Start Date
    28/09/2021
  • Day and Time
    Tues
    19:00
  • Weeks
    6
  • Fees
    FREE
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