This technical qualification is aimed at 16 to 18 year-old learners who are seeking to develop skills and access a range of junior cyber security roles in a variety of sector settings. It provides a progression pathway from a range of Level 2 qualifications and learning programmes as can be seen in the following document: gov.uk/government/publications/technical-and-vocationalqualifications-for-14-to-19-year-olds All four of the units in this qualification are mandatory and will provide a core knowledge and understanding of IT: Cyber Security. Focusing on computer networks and the development of an understanding of threats and vulnerabilities, all based on underpinning units in the fundamental principles of computing and communication technologies, this qualification will prepare learners to work in this sector. This qualification has been developed under the guidance of The Tech-Partnership and the British Computer Society (BCS) who are the sectors primary professional bodies. The learner will cover topics such as: • how devices communicate, focusing on both physical transmission methods and the media they use • designing and developing a simple computer network from a user specification and creating a maintenance plan • the identification and resolution of a range of threats and vulnerabilities. Learners who achieve this qualification will have a range of options. Progression from this Level 3 Technical qualification is designed to be to work, in a junior cyber security role. This qualification will also contribute to university entry and will provide opportunities to undertake a range of professional qualifications from vendors such as CompTIA or CISCO. Learners will potentially be able to access higher education – either HNCs and HNDs or degree programmes.
|Qualification name||Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2021|
4+ in five subjects including English & Maths