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West London IoT Computing Security Courses 

West London IoT computing security courses are delivered by lead partner HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College). Therefore, all courses link to the Harrow College or Uxbridge College website. This is where you will find the course handbook and the application form. 
 
 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing Security 

Full-Time Programme  
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Who is the course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply.  
 
The Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing-Security, is designed to train tomorrow’s security professionals, combining fundamental concepts and principles with exposure to current technologies and solutions. You will gain a practical understanding of key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT security systems. Also, you’ll develop understanding of how network security systems function and how they might be abused and how security fits into business and commerce through applied learning. 
Entry Requirements  
GCSE English and maths at A* to C (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in maths, physics, engineering, science, computer science, electronic systems or similar. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications. 
 
Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Course Details  
This course focuses on a wide range of aspects including programming, networking, professional practice, database design and development, security, managing a successful computing project (Pearson-set), strategic information systems and computer systems architecture. 
 
Cisco “CCNAv7” materials are embedded in the BTEC L4 HNC in computing-Security- programme. The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, team work, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques. 
 
In addition to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that underpin the study, Pearson BTEC HNC in Computing-Security, gives students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study, training or to pursue a wide array of career pathways within the public, private and charity sectors. 
Progression 
The Pearson BTEC HNC provides a solid grounding in computing-security at Level 4, vendor-accredited certification and Professional Body membership, all of which students can build on and allow students to continue their studies to Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing-Security. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Computing Security 

Full-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 27/09/2021 
Who is this course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply. 
 
Security is now a crucial part of business, and consequently the demand for highly skills and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. This Pearson BTEC L5 HND Computing-Security has been created to meet global demand for skilled individuals who understand how computers work, how networks are designed, built and configured, how Cybersecurity works in an age where the online world is so vulnerable to attacks and how software is used to monitor and secure these systems. 
Entry Requirements 
Satisfactory completion of Level 4 HNC in relevant computing-related subjects with a good attendance and an excellent College report. 
 
External applicants will be considered subject to matching of HNC units and satisfactory references. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
 
Mature students with appropriate related industry experience are encouraged to apply. 
Course Details 
On this course, you will cover a wide variety of theoretical and practical development skills. You will gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks. You will combine your interest in forensics, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future. 
 
It covers a broad range of computing specialisms and it will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry. From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, which will be directly relatable to your future career. You will learn how to help organisations to keep their businesses and customers safe with this practical course that will develop your professional and technical skills. The course offers opportunities for Cisco CCNAv7, Cisco (Cybersecurity Essentials), Cisco (IoT), etc. module certifications through Net Academy. 
 
This course focuses on a wide range of aspects including Computing Research Project (Pearson-set), Business Intelligence, Cryptography, Forensics, Information Security Management, Cloud Computing and Network Security.  
 
The course will also develop a broad range of transferable skills, which include communicating, teamwork, planning & organising, problem solving, IT skills and numerical techniques to build secure a systems that meet the needs of employers and preparing you for an exciting career. 
 
Progression 
The Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing-Security is recognised by higher education providers, as meeting admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses. 
 
There is a shortage of skilled professionals in Cyber Security and it's regarded as a critical area by business and government. Careers include IT professionals, penetration testers, digital forensic investigators, software developers, systems engineers and technical analysts. 
 
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