NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Cyber Security



Course duration

3 Month - Blended Learning

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security is eligible for Funding. The target learner for this qualification will be an individual looking to gain a greater understanding or build upon their existing knowledge of Cyber Security issues. This will likely be with a view to studying the subject at a higher level and/or seeking employment in a Cyber Security related role.

Qualification Reference: 603/5853/1

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Cyber Security Purpose

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by introducing the knowledge and understanding in roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. The secondary purpose is to act as a stepping stone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.

Principles of Cyber Security Aims and Objectives

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of the principles of cyber security
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge of cyber security. 

The objective of this qualification is to:

  • provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the principles of cyber security

Mandatory Units

  1.  Introduction to cyber security
  2. Understand terminology used in cyber security
  3. Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security
  4. Understand common threats to cyber security
  5. Understand methods of maintaining cyber security
  6. Working with others in cyber security

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 6 mandatory units.

Assessment involves a blended delivery approach - This is a mixture of face-to-face and remote sessions with a qualified assessor.

Delegates will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Cyber Security.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
  • Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
  • Level 3 Award in Cyber Security Leadership
  • Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security

Funding and Support

We are able to offer this course fully funded through The Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Funding (ESF) - subject to eligibility, Please contact us to find out more about eligibility, along with the course dates we have running in various locations around the UK.