Cyber Security Practices Level 3

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
The digital landscape is filled with potential threats, from hackers to subtle malware. Our Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices online course equips learners with essential sector awareness and practical cyber security skills.
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In today’s interconnected digital world, robust safeguards are crucial. The digital landscape is filled with potential threats, from cunning hackers to subtle malware. Our Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices online course equips learners with essential sector awareness and practical cyber security skills.

This career-focused qualification is perfect for those looking to consolidate their cyber security knowledge and acquire skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace or as a foundation for further study. By completing this course, you will enhance your CV and catch the attention of employers, positioning yourself as a valuable asset in the employment market.

Cybersecurity is a critical concern for most organisations today, and this course will equip you with the techniques and security checks needed to maintain secure data storage and prevent cybercrime. Study online at your own pace and develop the expertise needed to thrive in the fast-growing field of cyber security.

Enrol today and take the first step towards a secure and promising career in cyber security with our Online Certificate in Cyber Security Practices Level 3.

This is a brand new course, and you can enrol today. It will be available in your MyOxbridge portal on 2nd September 2024.



What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Understanding cyber security principles

    In this unit you will gain an understanding of cyber security and the consequences and implications of inadequate cyber security. You will understand key terminology and the motivations of good and bad actors. Also investigating the advantages and disadvantages of security by design.



  2. Unit 2 - Threat intelligence in cybersecurity

    In this unit, you will gain an understanding of threat intelligence, Open Source Intelligence, and the importance of using reliable sources of information. You will also understand threat models and the effects of malicious software.



  3. Unit 3 - Cybersecurity testing, vulnerabilities and controls

    In unit 3 you will gain an understanding of common types of testing in cyber security including mitigations following testing. You will understand vulnerabilities within cyber security and the steps to be taken when a vulnerability is identified. Also you will gain knowledge of controls within cyber security and will be able to apply a basic control.



  4. Unit 4 - Cyber security incident response

    In this unit you will gain an understanding of a cyber security incident response plan and checklist. You will then cover the knowledge required to be able to develop an incident post mortem report.



  5. Unit 5 - Understand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security

    In this unit you will gain an understanding of the legislation surrounding cyber security. You will also be able to understand international law relating to cyber security and the importance of information security standards, moving onto gaining an understanding of ethical conduct within cyber security.



  6. Unit 6 - Professional skills and behaviours for cybersecurity

    In unit 6, you will gain an understanding of the behaviours required for a career in cybersecurity. You will also understand security clearance levels and possible employee screening checks that an employer might carry out. You will also understand the skills required for a career in cybersecurity and will be able to assess your own skills. Lastly, you will also understand the importance of continuous professional development.



Awarding Body

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NCFE is the leader in vocational and technical learning committed to powering a more intelligent education eco-system. We combine over 170 years of experience with deep insight into what is needed and what works.

From world-class qualifications and content to new assessment methodologies, from innovative technology platforms to partnership opportunities with our network of expert collaborators – NCFE galvanises the education sector to shape the most innovative solutions for individual learning needs.  In doing this, we’re working for a fairer education system for all learners to power inclusivity and choice.

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Recognised through UCAS

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This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Cyber Security Practices . This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How is this course assessed or examined?

During your course, you will compile a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your learning against various assessment criteria.

Entry requirements

You should have a reasonable ability in IT as the content discusses IT-based topics.  There is a minimum study age of 16.

Progression routes

Studying Cyber Security in today’s uncertain world will make you a valuable asset to any organisation. It is important in organisations of all sizes that cybersecurity is being taken seriously. You should shout loudly and proudly about holding this qualification on your CV.




Courses Taught by Experts


Early Years

Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  



Education and Childcare

My 30-year stride in education started with childminding, to working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then tutored in a national reading programme and went on to become a Higher-Level TA. I’m elated to say I graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree when I was 50 – living proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams!



Health care

For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

Laura, tutor


STEM and History of Art

Marine biology, jellyfish conservationist, hairdresser, fitness instructor… I have an eclectic backstory! Art is my passion and one of my proudest moments was achieving my Masters in Fine Art. I then requalified as an Art teacher to share my knowledge with my students. For most of my career, I’ve supported vulnerable students with additional needs such as SEMH and SEN.



Counselling and Psychology

I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

Kelly, tutor