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The HND Computing for England: Cyber Security provides a programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained cybersecurity analysts and architects.

The course is designed to develop a range of technological skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for an exciting career in this constantly evolving industry. You'll need to be prepared to learn fast, as system hacking becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges.

This bespoke HND offers expert tutorial support, provided to help develop your educational and vocational abilities as well as the personal and professional qualities and attitudes required to adapt to the demands of the global cybersecurity market.

HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied during the first year and second year.

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  • Entry Criteria

    48 UCAS points. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* - C (9-4) in maths and English language (or equivalent).

    Applications to be made via UCAS. Course code: I160 Campus code: W40

  • What will I study?

    In studying this HND you will cover a range of practical, industry focused skills to prepare you for the transition into an exciting career. Modules include:

    • Computing Research Project
    • Business Process Support
    • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
    • Forensics
    • Information Security Management
    • Transport Network Design
    • Network Security

  • Future Prospects

    You'll be set for a career in the cybersecurity industry, graduate with this HND and you'll have the perfect blend of technical know-how and industry skills to seek employment. A wide range of careers are available to you such as; Cryptographer, Forensics Expert, Incident Responder, Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Architect, Vulnerability Assessor and more.

    Alternatively, you'll have the chance to further your studies by using your HND to progress to the final year of an honours degree at university, visit the National Careers Service for more information.