For the Level 3 Diploma in Information Security, learners will be expected to undertake the mandatory elements for developing own effectiveness and professionalism, health and safety and principles of information governance and assurance, then select from a range of competency units that include such areas as security testing, security incident investigation, security audits, system operation, investigating and defining customer requirements, as well as Knowledge units that includes topics such as secure system development, system and data security, data modelling, networking principles.
For the Level 4 Diploma in Information Security the learner will be able to improve their skills and knowledge, being able to select units from areas such as user profile administration, undertaking security risk assessment, developing software components to undertake testing.
Those who successfully complete the Level 3 Diploma in Information Security can undertake junior roles within teams that undertake; Network Security Development, Information Assurance, Penetration Testing or Secure Systems Development.
Those who successfully complete the Level 3 Diploma in Information Security can undertake a more autonomous role within teams that undertake; Network Security Development, Information Assurance, Penetration Testing or Secure Systems Development.
The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security has a mix of Technical knowledge and Practical units, with learners being expected to be assessed through the use of City & Guilds assignments where available or a portfolio of evidence with the Competence units specifically looking at how the learner performs in the work place.
The Level 4 Diploma in Information Security is a Competence product comprising Practical Units that are expected to be evidenced from activities in the workplace.
Centre will need to become familiar with the content of the qualification and provide sufficient equipment within the centre or ensure access in the workplace to provide the learner with the opportunity to cover all aspects of the programme.