Higher National Diploma in Computing (Cyber Security) (HTQ)

This is a full-time programme which comprises of 7 modules studied over one year. The HTQ (Higher Technical Qualification) will enable you to develop a range of specialist skills to meet the demands of employers. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects, extended writing and interactive activities.

Core Units:

 ●  Computing Research Project

 ●  Business Process Support

Specialist Mandatory Units:

 ●  Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

 ●  Forensics

 ●  Information Security Management

Likely Non-core units:

 ●  Data Structures and Algorithms

●  Architecture
Greater Manchester has a vital and growing IT and Digital industries sector with key developments such as Media City that are driving job creation. There are more opportunities than ever to become an I.T. professional and to develop an exciting and potentially prosperous career in I.T. and Computing. The field of I.T. and Computing are constantly evolving – new developments in I.T. infrastructure in retail, manufacturing, business systems and the web means that there will always be the demand for well qualified and experienced I.T. professionals. By undertaking the Pearson HTQ Higher National Certificate in Computing you can build a strong foundation of essential knowledge and hands-on practical skills to ensure that you are well positioned to enter or progress further in I.T. and Computing job roles specialising in Cyber Security.

The course is taught by expert teaching staff with a wide range of industrial experience. Learning in state of the art rooms, learners will use industry standard hardware and software and have access to extensive VLE with resources and online submission. There is also a games design & development studio with VR technologies.

At Tameside College we recognise that your outcome from your programme should be finding that perfect job role or progressing on your career path, so we help you to become more employable as a result of undertaking this programme. Tameside College has links with a range of employers through our association with Manchester Digital and the IoT.
You will progress onto this course on successful completion of HNC Computing (Cyber Security).
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations, extended written work and practical assessments whilst on placement. There are no examinations for this course.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

●  You can complete a top-up year at a university in order to achieve a full undergraduate degree if desired – in order to fully deepen your knowledge and skills.

●  Enter the workforce directly with potential career paths including roles such as Cyber Security Analyst, Information Security Specialist or Software Developer to name a few.

●  Many of our alumni opt for industry certifications such as CISSP, CompTIA Security + or CEH to enhance their professional credentials.
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Computing & IT
Tameside One
1 Year
(Tue 9:00am-11:00am & Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm & Thu 9:00am-5:00pm) (tbc)

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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