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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Higher Apprenticeship at Level 5

  • Location

    Castlereagh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2.5 years

Course summary


This two and a half year work-based programme enables you to ‘earn while you learn’. Cyber security is a fast growing area in IT with a predicted global shortfall of 3.5 million skilled cyber security professionals by 2021. 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. You will also have an opportunity to sit Cisco Cyber Security Essentials and Cyber Ops, Comptia Network+ and Security+ and other industrial qualifications.

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.

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UCAS Points : 64


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

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

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