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Bradford College

Higher National Diploma in Computing for England (Cyber Security)

Study Level
No formal qualification
Course Type
Higher Education
2 Academic Years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


As well as developing your knowledge in computing, you will learn about key topics in cyber security. Learn about the importance of networking and protecting from valuable and sensitive data from hackers, understanding prevention and how to deal with cyber attacks as well as developing programming and coding skills.

You will benefit from partnerships with key industry professionals including CISCO, AWS Academy and CompTIA as well as the opportunity to visit specialist events such as the IPExpo in Manchester, Tech Huddle and Leeds Digital Job Fair.

  Key Info

You will study specialist topics such as:

  • Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Information Security Management
  • Forensics

  Qualification Gained: Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing (or a related subject)
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

One core, 15-credit, unit at Level 4 will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments.

Although this course does not directly offer work experience, there are opportunities for you to undertake a work placement or work experience during your time studying on this course.

Additionally, practical and hands-on skills have been built into the design of this course meaning that you will have the opportunity to use relevant contexts, scenarios and materials to enable you to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the breadth of their skills and knowledge in a way that equips you for employment.

Successful completion of this course can lead to job prospects as: IT Technician, Business and Data Analyst, Cyber Security Technologist, Developer and Programming.

Why not upgrade your knowledge and skills with our further study options? We offer fantastic higher level study options in:

  • BSc (Hons) Networking Infrastructure and Security
  • BSc (Hons) Information System Management
  • BEng (Hons) Software Engineering

Progress with us, view our higher level courses.

You will have the opportunity to visit conferences, seminars and events during your time on the course. These visits include:

  • IPExpo in Manchester
  • Leeds Tech User Group
  • Tech Huddle in Manchester
  • Leeds Digital Job Fair
  • UK World Skills
  • JISC Digifest

HE Tuition: £8,000.00 per academic year

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Access Group
AWS Academy
Exa Networks
Future Transformation
Hippo Digital