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Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security - Employability

Course ID: 172429

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for learners aged 19 and over.
  • The course is delivered fully online so can be completed at a time to suit you.
  • It can be completed in as little as 8 weeks.
  • This is an ideal course those people looking for a career in IT, looking to progress in their current role or simply to be able to support their children with coursework or homework.
  • You will be supported throughout by one of our experienced staff who will make regular contact with you either by phone or Teams meetings.

What to expect from the course

This 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. With complexonline scams and cyber crime, it’s essential that organisations have an understanding of preventative measures tomaintain cyber security, including techniques and security checks needed to store data securely.

What will I learn?
Introduction to cyber security
Understand terminology used in cyber security
Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
Understand common threats to cyber security
Understand methods of maintaining cyber security
Working with others in cyber security

How am I assessed?
Learning will take place via an online platform, you will be able to learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college. At the start of your course, you will be allocated a tutor who will support you through your qualification and you will be provided with all learning and assessment materials which have been specifically developed to support you in meeting the qualification requirements.

Your tutor will also provide you with written feedback on the assessments you submit as well as ongoing support through a remote tutorial.


Qualification Gained
Level 2 certificate in Principles of Cyber Security NCFE Cache

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On completion of your course your tutor will be able to discuss your options, this could include further online courses or perhaps a course in the college

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19+, have at least a level 1 in English and maths, access to a Laptop or PC and good IT Skills

For further information please email and one of the team will get back to you


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 724.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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