Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 (9 Months)


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Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) programme (accredited by Qualifi) was designed to develop and reward learners who are interested in or have already chosen a career in a business-related sector.

This Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined qualification will provide learners with relevant new skills and qualities. This programme is intended to encourage both academic and professional development, allowing learners to realise not only their own potential but also the potential of organisations across a wide range of sectors.

This combined Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security qualification is accredited with a total equivalence of 240 credits. Learners who complete this combined qualification are expected to progress to a university Level 6 Top-Up programme in the Risk Management field.

Course Fee

GBP £2,199

6 Instalments

GBP £385


9 Months



Course Fee

GBP £2,199

6 Instalments

GBP £385


9 Months



Program Overview: Fast Track Diploma in Cyber Security - Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification

Key Highlights of Fast Track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification are:


Undergraduate Level Course

This course help you to:

This qualification is Accredited by OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is a UK Government body.

Career Progression

Learners completing the fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification can progress to:

  • Become eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Bachelor degree Top-up programme, or

  • Level 6 qualifications, or

  • Directly into employment in an associated profession

Career Opportunities

Regardless of the reasons for the increase in demand, the pressing problem is a shortage of people trained and capable enough to fill the growing number of cyber security roles.  In fact, the need for experienced professionals is so high that companies are willing to pay a premium salary of £150,000 to over £400,000 to top talent. This has increased the cyber security budget by 71% as observed by PwC in its recent report.

The jobs that are seeing this sharp increase in pay include the following five cyber security roles:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Consultant
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Computer Forensics
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Systems Administrator

As our OTHM accredited qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Qualifications Wales, learners are also eligible to progress to a top-up degree, master’s programme, or MBA at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 + Level 5 combined (9 Months)

This fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 + 5 combined (9 Months) (Accredited by Othm, UK) qualifications has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Learners will be expected to hold the following:



  • work experience in a business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;

In certain circumstances, learners with considerable experience but No formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

The qualification is offered in English.

The Level 4 and 5  qualification consists of 9 mandatory and 2 optional units for a combined total of 240 credits:

Mandatory units:
  • Cyber Security Threat and Risk(20 Credits)
  • Network Security and Data Communications(20 Credits)
  • Database Security and Computer Programming(20 Credits)
  • Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics(20 Credits)
  • Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation(20 Credits)
  • Cryptography(30 Credits)
  • Digital Investigations and Forensics(30 Credits)
  • Communications and Incident Management(30 Credits)
  • Strategic Leadership(30 Credits)
Optional units: Chose any one
  • Cyber Security Threats and Risk: Banking and Finance(20 Credits)
  • Cyber Wars(20 Credits)

There would be Live Webinars which would be spread across the duration of the course.

If for any reason you are not able to attend the live sessions, you will have the option to go through the Recordings at a later date as per your convenience.

The learning outcomes of Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification are:

Learning Outcomes from Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security:

  1. The ability to read and utilise relevant technical and security literature (including threat intelligence feeds) with a full understanding; the ability to think independently and solve potential overarching cyber security issues within a business or organisation
  2. Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems in the cyber security and digital risk management domains
  3. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct, including in relation to conducting investigations, audits and incident responses
  4. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security within business and service provision and wider operating environments and supply chains
  5. Capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way; engage in credible debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists in relation to cyber security related issues and challenges
  6. Transferable skills and knowledge – including Project Management and Incident Response – which will enable individuals to meet changing environments and risks
  7. Motivate individuals to progress to further professional development through future study or as part of their chosen career
  8. Instill and embed a sense of understanding and respect of the global nature of the cyber threat environment; as well as the criticality of respecting, anticipating and learning from diverse, international business practices and the global operating context.

Learning Outcomes from Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security:

  1. Understand key cryptographic principles and modes
  2. Understand the standards, regulations and laws that apply to business and government organisations in relation to encryption
  3. Understand the core principles of digital investigations
  4. Apply the types of tool that support professional digital investigations at a strategic level
  5. Plan for an investigations and forensics teams
  6. Understand the physical and human resources required to manage a major suspected cyber security incident
  7. Apply Business Continuity Management to major incident planning and response
  8. Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership
  9. Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security
  10. Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership

Fast track Diploma in Cyber Security – Level 4 and Level 5 combined (9 Months) qualification

The content of this Diploma in Cyber Security qualification will provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It is designed to ensure that you are ‘business ready’ and a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of Information Technology, and you are equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

This qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to

  • Foundation Degrees,

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) and

  • Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

Yes, the programme is accredited by Qualifi, UK – an Awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator – OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

  • Assessment is done via submission of Assignments
  • There are no written exams
Yes, the course fee can be paid in Instalments.

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There is no visa requirements to attend this programme

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