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Computer Science

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology (Networking and Cyber Security)

Full Time

Course Overview

With Networking and Cyber security becoming a focus point for the UK government, this Level 2 course has been designed to be more technical and hands on than our current Level 2 Extended certificate in ICT.

This course aims to give students more practical experience that specifically focuses around networking and cyber security, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry.

With the push from the government who have recently set up the NCSC, there has never been a better time to specifically focus in a specific area of IT.

Course Content

As part of this course you will study the following units:

  • Setup and Configure Technology Systems 
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Security Protection and Risk Management
  • IT Service Solutions
  • Networking Tools and Applications
  • Installing and Maintaining Networks

Entry Requirement

You will need four GCSEs at grade D/3 (preferably to include English and maths) or successful completion of our Future Pathways course.


Learners are assessed via a range of assessment methods, which includes an examination set and marked in person and a collection of practical and written assignments set and marked by your unit lecturers. 

Where does this course lead to

You will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 in Computing & Networking or Level 3 IT and Digital Technologies, if you achieve a Merit grade or above and have Grade 4 in Maths and English. 

If you do not meet this criteria you will have the opportunity to complete the Level 2 in IT and Computing or to side step into another vocational area. 

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Course Outline

Course Code: CF62
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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