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Higher Education Courses

Computing HTQ – Security and Cyber-Security (MAP 30 Credits)

Course code: G65P167
Type: Higher Education inc Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ)
Location: Hereford
HE Modular Accelaration Programme - £1,500.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course consists of two level four modules from the HTQ in Computing. This unit combination will give you an insight into the challenges that organisations face in the protection of their intellectual property, corporate data, client data, IT systems and network infrastructure from attack from cyber criminals and other malicious actors.

What qualification will I gain?

Level 4 module accreditation:

  • Unit 5 | Security (15 Credits)

  • Unit 10 | Cyber Security (15 Credits)

Why choose us

The two modules form part of the HTQ in Computing for England (Cyber Security pathway). This qualification is taught by a range of experienced industry professionals and the aim of the course is to develop your theoretical and knowledge and practical skills associated with Cyber Security and computing. It is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding to progress to further studies in higher education or employment. We run on a dedicated network with high specification industry standard equipment where learners have the freedom to learn using real-world equipment and resources. Links to various professionals and employers within the world of cyber security and wider computing industry.

What you could do next

This course offers you various progression paths into the workplace and higher education: ·

  • Completion of the full Higher National Certificate in Computing (Cyber Security) ·

  • Completion of the full Higher National Diploma in Computing (Cyber Security) ·

  • Enrolment onto another higher education course (including full degree courses, through credit transfer/recognition of prior attainment) ·

  • Progression onto a career in computing and cyber security.

Popular modules

You will develop your understanding of prevention techniques in the form of vulnerability testing, security policies, detection techniques, exposing breaches in security and implementing effective responses.

You will learn how to implement contingency plans and devise security policies and procedures as well as the techniques used in the detection of threats and vulnerabilities in physical and IT security and how to manage risks relating to organisational security.

You will take on the role of both blue and red teams as you work to attack and defend systems. You will work within our safe lab environments as we break into mobile phones, networks, and other systems. You will also work to protect systems from attack and malicious actors.

Key facts


Studied part-time for five months, and students will attend college 6 hours per week.

Cost – Absolutely free!

We welcome interest from all learners aged 19+ which a keen interest in computing and cyber security. All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level, their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed.

Email our course lead directly with any questions you may have about our computing department or courses. Lewis Campbell –

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, projects, and case studies.

All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors.

The qualification will be graded at pass, merit, and distinction.