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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT- IT infrastructure Technician Specialising in Cyber Security

Course Code: C3839
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 23 Jun 18

This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels. Cyber Security is a fast growing area in IT. This course will provide you with practical computing and networking infrastructure skills specialising in cyber security based on current industry needs.
With a combination of technical, practical and professional content the course has been designed to develop your practical knowledge and understanding in Cyber Security from a networking and infrastructure point of view with a focus on providing you with industry standard skills. As a result, you will have the opportunity to obtain industrial certifications.

This course will cover units in the following areas:
• Fundamentals of IT
• Global Information
• Cyber Security
• Computer Networks
• Internet of Everything
• Computer Systems – Hardware and Software
• IT Technical Support
• Mobile Technology
• Developing a smarter planet.
Additionally, you will gain skills in:
• Linux and other Operating Systems
• Managing Networks
• Cloud Computing in Industry
• Social Media in Industry
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion of this course allows you to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma course which will be equivalent to three A Levels. Following the completion of the extended diploma you may progress to HND courses, Foundation Degree in Networking and IT Infrastructure, University degree courses or employment within the IT industry.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Preference may be given to those with Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy at Grade C or equivalent.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Tele: 02890 265394/5033