Apprenticeship Qualifications SQA’S QUALIFICATIONS
SVQ Diploma for Information Security Professionals – SCQF Level 8 (GJ74 48)

This Diploma is a part time qualification which can be done whilst you are in full or part time employment. Most of the learning will take place at your workplace so you can have plenty of prospect to equip yourself with the relevant hands-on practical training. However you will still be required to attend our training centre on a part time basis, which is usually either one day (weekday or weekend) or one full week when required. Learning needs can also be accustomed according to the learner’s expediency.

Course Introduction:

The Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF level 8 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate their competency in this area. This diploma will cultivate the learner’s confidence and awareness of the skills that they have acquired, which can be utilised for employment and/or further study accordingly. This Qualification is designed to improve learners IT jobs prospect that fulfil requirements of various employers in IT industry.

Information is at the core of any organisation, whether it’s a business records, personal data or cognitive assets. These are stored in different places and can be accessed in several ways. Individuals are most likely to access data on their work/personal computer or via paper records, but information can also be found on removable disks, laptops, servers, work/personal devices and a host of other places.

All types of data needs to be kept safe, and the process of doing that is called information security. There are two sub-categories of information security, the first is to protect the physical environment, and this can be achieved by ensuring the premises are secured. The second one is to make sure that no one can access information electronically through the network, this is cyber security.

Entry Requirements:

☑ No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in, or knowledge of, the subject would be an advantage.

☑ This can also vary depending on the specific job and framework.

☑ If you do not have any formal qualification than this is not necessarily a barrier to entry – get in touch with us to discuss your situation.

Who does this qualification suit to?

This programme is ideally suited to those employed in the IT sector, learners in FE, individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification or employers who wish their employees to obtain specialist training in this field.

Employees Benefits:

☑ Fully understand the requirements of your current role for which you training for

☑ Achieve new skills through hands-on practical;

1.  We provide Cisco devices such as Routers/Switches/Security to achieve hand on

2. We have a work shop where we provide all type of PC, Laptop spare parts to our clients to get experience. Students will get the chance to assemble and disassemble desktop and /Laptop computers under the supervision of our experienced Instructors

☑ Acquire double help and support from both your employer and ITPT

☑ Obtain professional training whilst earning a wage

☑ Diplomas are highly valued by employers and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations

☑ To gain vendors professional certifications such as Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Oracle etc.

☑ Apprentices could also choose to take up further study — such as an university degree

☑ Your qualification is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority apprenticeship

Employers Benefits:

☑ By investing in you, your employer is investing in their own future success

☑ Your training will help you carry out your job more efficiently

☑ Your qualification is tailored specifically to the employer and relevant industry sector meaning you’ll have all the skills they requisite

Qualification Structure:

This diploma can be structured in a variety of ways depending on the subject area and the employer’s requirements. However programmes will usually include a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at level 4 which will relate directly to the specific job or role you currently have. This will be assessed on your skills in the workplace or at our training centre.

The Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF levels 8 consists of four mandatory Units and preferred optional Units.

Progression and Development:

On completion, your employees can progress to management, consultancy or other senior positions across the following areas:

☑ IT Consultancy

☑ System Operation

☑ System Management

☑ Software Developer

☑ Web Developer

☑ Database Architect

☑ Telecoms Engineer

☑ Network Planning and Control Systems Architecture

Course Duration:

The part time diploma course is being offered for two years.

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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