The course is studied over a period of 17 weeks and comprises a single unit accreditation for Unit 5: Security from the Pearson BTEC HNC Computing qualification.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with knowledge of computer security considerations and will address topics such as, network security design, address translation, DMZ, VPN, firewalls, AV and intrusion detection systems.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed supported by extensive use of the college VLE.
Students are expected to attend for three hours per week, with a similar quantity of time required for external study. There are normally only two assignments issued per unit.
Exams are not currently used within the course.