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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification with distinction (merit may be considered) and English and maths. at Level 2.

Who is the course for

Students who want a challenge in cracking problems in computing and researching into new ways to spot crime.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

  • Ethical hacking
  • Data recovery
  • Forensic informatics
  • Network security
  • Organisational systems security
  • Database design
  • Data analysis and design
  • IT systems troubleshooting
  • Criminal investigation procedure/practice.

Study Methods

In class theory and practicals in aspects of computing hardware and software programming. Two science units will be undertaken at the science laboratories in the Academy.

How is the course assessed

In class supervised assignments and practicals

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in IT-Cybercrime and Security. After completing the Extended Diploma progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in wide range of modern computing and photographic careers.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 16 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00