Free, Funded by the government NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices

Do you have a knack for keeping information and communication systems secure? Do you want to have the skill set that could help you to ensure the safety of a network within the cyberspace? Gain learning and experience as you pursue a career on the in-demand field of Cyber Security within 5 weeks, a whole day and two evenings a week!

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Choose this course if:

You are 19 years old or over
You are seeking to enter the workforce
You are aiming to progress in your career
You intend to advance to higher education
You enjoy learning about the trends in Cyber Security Practices
You want to prevent possible cyber-attacks or resolve existing ones
You would like to enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills
You thrive from learning and being busy

The course is intended for individuals who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and to learn techniques to enhance their chance of employment in the field of Cyber Security.

Do you want…

A career that fits your interest and passion?
A set of 21st century in-demand skills?
An enjoyable and challenging career?
To analyze and solve cyberspace security-related problems?
To be your own boss, define your own hours?
Prevent possible cyber-attacks or resolve existing ones?
To start a new career today?

If you…

Have limited time to study
Are seeking employment opportunities in Information and Communications Technology
Long for financial security in a career you love
Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time!

By the end of this course you will…

Acquire a detailed understanding of cyber security practices, the consequences and implications of having inadequate security and the behaviours required for a career in cyber security
Gain in-depth knowledge of cyber-attacks, threat intelligence, Open Source Intelligence, social engineering, cyber security testing, cyber security vulnerabilities, information security standards
Recognize the importance of using reliable sources of information as well as the relevance of being updated on the trends in international laws for cyberspace
Discuss ethical and unethical conduct within the cyber security as well as the importance of managing and promoting a positive digital identity
Evaluate security by design, threat models, and cyber security framework
Engage in hands-on experience in responding correctly to cyber security vulnerabilities, implementing a basic cyber security control, developing a cyber security incident response plan, and creating an incident post mortem report
Discover mitigations following a cyber security testing
Develop appropriate communication to mitigate possible cyber security vulnerabilities
Perform a personal skills analysis, develop a personal development plan and reflect on the significance of continuous professional development in the cyber security industry

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor. The instructors will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the field of Cyber Security and will help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g. freelance, cyber security-related software and website maintenance, system and network administration, and Information and Communications Technology customer service assistance. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page, to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It is simple – create your quick website using the pre-edited sections. All you have to do is plug in your personality and upload your photos, then, you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices(VRQ) (603/5762/9) qualification, certified by NCFE. The qualification is full and relevant. It is listed on the Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications, you can check it out here:
You can work in the growing and in-demand field of Cyber Security, for example as a cyber security-related software and website maintenance personnel, as a system and network technician, a freelance cyber security expert, and an Information and Communications Technology customer service assistant in office (face-to-face or online) settings.

You can complete this 5-week course in just a whole day and two evenings a week!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At Trade Academy, we have over 7 Years of experience in government funding and employment strategies for people who want to gain a career. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling, to landing a job interview, to living their dream job – in as little as 6 months!

How long is the course?

You can graduate by attending the 5-week course for a whole day and two evenings a week. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have an interest and passion in information technology and commit to practising the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in this course during your spare time, to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by an Information and Communication Technology practitioner, specifically a Cyber Security Practices professional. They will guide you through lessons and push you to reach your goals. You will be assessed on your theory and practical skills through various assignments – this will ensure that you fully understand the lessons.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, you will learn the theory and practical skills for this course through online live sessions using Zoom application.

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Aged 19 or over
An interest and passion to work in the Cyber Security field
A satisfactory reference
A successful skills test and interview

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £941 but you may be eligible for free funding if:

*You are aged 24 years or over, by 31/08/2020
*this is your FIRST Level 3 qualification
*You live in the Greater London area

You may be eligible for a funding through Student Finance if:
*You are 19-23 years old or
*You already have a higher qualification.

The funding is not dependent on income but remember that to get the free funding, this course should be your first Level 3 qualification. Moreover, your post code will be checked upon registration to verify your residency.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit Funding page

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • As a cyber security-related software and website maintenance personnel
  • As a system and network technician
  • As a freelance cyber security expert
  • As an Information and Communications Technology maintenance personnel or assistant, in office (face-to-face or online) settings.

You can also access higher education if you decide to progress in that direction. When you complete this course, you could progress to:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Level 4 Certificate for IT Professionals
  • Level 4 Certificate in Information and Cyber Security Foundations
  • Level 4 Certificate in Cyber Security and Intrusion for Business.

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