Level 1 IT Users and Cyber Security at Stanmore College


Overview

Qualification Level 1 IT Users and Cyber Security
Subject Area Information Technology
Attendance Full Time

Course Content

Train for a career that will stay in-demand for decades to come. Content includes:

  • Developing the skills needed for employment.
  • Gaining practical experience and competence with contemporary technologies including programming where appropriate.
  • Developing practical skills in creativity and problem solving.
  • Developing an understanding of information technology and cyber security threats.
  • Developing an understanding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by information technology.
  • Developing safe, secure and responsible practice when using information technology including reducing risk and increasing security.

Course Outcomes

This level 1 course allows students to undertake both information technology user skills and cyber security units. Therefore, it is an excellent way for learners to not only understand the difference between the two strands but make an informed decision as to the area of interest and progression.

Learners will study units such as:

  • Website software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Email Software
  • IT Security software
  • Internet security for IT users

Progression

Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and it does not seem like the need for more security professionals is going anywhere in the foreseeable future.

Progress to a Level 2 or 3 course, orCyber Security Apprenticeship, or University

Job Profiles

Cyber Security Consultant, Junior Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Business Analyst, Cyber Security Software Developer, Forensic Computer analyst, Information systems Officer, IT consultant. Salaries range from £40,000 – £80,000.

Entry Requirements

For Level 1 - 4 GCSEs grade 2 or above.

For Level 2 - 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above.

Assessment

Evidence has to be provided against the unit assessment criteria from practical tasks related to the learners' everyday work supported by information technology skills. This will be through internal assignments and verification by the external moderator.

Equipment

Access to a computer or laptop and basic stationery.