NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security

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This 7-week online course is a key starting point for anyone looking to begin their career in cyber security.

In an increasingly digital world, cyber security is fast becoming a main concern for many organisations and there is a demand for Cyber Security courses in the UK. With complex online scams and cyber crime, it’s essential that organisations have an understanding of preventative measures to maintain cyber security, including techniques and security checks needed to store data securely.

Course Content

This course is divided into the following units:

Introduction to cyber security:

You will learn an understanding of the need for cyber security and the impact of cyber crime. You will also know about the various job functions in the sector and related key skill requirements.

Understand terminology used in cyber security:

You will learn and understand cyber security terminology, and the concept of social engineering.

Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security:

You will understand the key legislation related to cyber security and how to maintain data confidentiality and security. You will also understand ethical and unethical conduct within cyber security.

Understand common threats to cyber security:

You will develop and understanding of malicious software and the ways in which a system can be infected. You will also understand common and emerging threats, as well as physical threats to cyber security.

Understand methods of maintaining cyber security:

You will also understand the preventative methods used to maintain cyber security, including the principles of user access control and use of firewalls.

Working with others in cyber security:

You will understand team working and the use of interpersonal skills and communication when working in a cyber security role.


Career Progression

If you chose to complete this Level 2 Course in Cyber Security, then you can become well affiliated with the measures needed to protect companies from online scams and cyber-crimes. This course would be important for job roles like;

  • Forensic Computer Analyst (£25,000 to £60,000)
  • Cyber Intelligence Officer (£25,000 to £50,000)

*(Salary information taken from the National Careers Service)

How you will be assessed

There are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have gained from the units, at your own pace.

What is NCFE?

NCFE is a national, educational awarding organisation that designs, develops, and certifies diverse, recognised qualifications and awards, including for distance learning courses. It is a registered educational charity that has been dedicated to learning for over 150 years. 

  • Showcase to employers that you have gained a recognised and regulated qualification in your specific sector
  • Last year alone, over a quarter of a million learners chose to learn via NCFE CACHE
  • Build the foundations to improve your job prospects