NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security
- Information and Communication Technology
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
About this qualification
The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by introducing the knowledge and understanding in roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. The secondary purpose is to act as a stepping stone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.
Who is it suitable for?
The target learner for this qualification will be an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues. This will likely be with a view to studying the subject at a higher level and/or seeking employment in a Cyber Security related role.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners must be aged 16 or above. There are no specific entry requirements for the qualification, however a Level 1 or a Level 2 in IT would be advantageous.
How is this qualification structured?
To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete all six mandatory units.
How is it assessed?
This is a competency and knowledge based qualification which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
•Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
•Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
•Level 3 Award in Cyber Security Leadership
•Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
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- Introduction to Cyber Security (L/618/1181)
- Understand Terminology Used in Cyber Security (R/618/1182)
- Understand Legal and Ethical Aspects of Cyber Security (Y/618/1183)
- Understand Common Threats to Cyber Security (D/618/1184)
- Understand Methods of Maintaining Cyber Security (H/618/1185)
- Working With Others in Cyber Security (K/618/1186)
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
2021-22 AT 60358531 V1.0LessMore info Download