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FD in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure (Validated by The Open University) PT Castlereagh

Belfast Metropolitan College

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Castlereagh Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


This two year part-time programme offers a clearly defined progression route to university. It is predicated that there will be a shortfall of 10,000 skilled IT workers in Northern Ireland by 2026. Globally, Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing areas in IT with a predicted global shortfall of 3.5 million skilled cyber security professionals by 2021. Our courses are designed to help you develop your Cyber Security & Networking skills in a meaningful and vocational way and give you the skills to develop your chosen career. You will gain this qualification along with practical skills and relevant work experience in the workplace which will open new career opportunities for you.

You will be taught by highly experienced staff in our computing labs that are fully equipped with industry standard hardware and software. This course will provide you with cyber security and networking skills and techniques that are used in the real world. This is allied with a significant emphasis on host security, scripting, penetration testing and incident management skills such that students are properly prepared for their future. There is also a requirement to undertake a work based learning module as part of a work placement. You will also have an opportunity to sit Cisco Cyber Security Essentials and Cyber Ops, Comptia Network+ and Security+ and other industrial qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by examinations and coursework.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this course allows for progression onto university degree courses in computing related disciplines including, but not limited to, computer science (subject to individual course requirements).

There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course such as a Cyber Security/Network Engineer who help to protect an organisation by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. This can include protection of computers, data, networks and programmes.

Tuition fees

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£ 1,310per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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