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Digital it
Level 3

Networking and Cybersecurity


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024




Digital & IT

The qualifications’ purpose is to prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level.

It will prepare learners for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within Networking and Cybersecurity.

The core learning areas on this course will cover various aspects of Networking and Cyber Security including:

  • Project Management
  • Access Control
  • Data Communications
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Network Management
  • Network Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Networking

You will need to submit a portfolio of evidence to show your understanding and knowledge.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Upon completion, this course opens up many opportunities, including advanced study programs like the HND in Computing or Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security. Graduates often continue their education at university. Career options include software developer, IT support specialist, and data analyst, with chances for apprenticeships in digital technology and cybersecurity. For those already working, this course enhances their skills, leading to progression and advanced roles such as IT Manager or Senior Software Engineer.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.