Skills of Employment through Introduction to Cybersecurity

This qualification is designed to support learners of all ages in their journey into the world of work, or change of career, and to equip them with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will help them make a success of their position. The units cover a diverse range of activities relating to the communication practices at work as well as the laws that would apply to someone in a work place. In addition, supplementary units look at issues of what it is to be a “worker” and by extension a citizen.

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Skills for Employment through Introduction to Cybersecurity

This course is for learners who want to better understand the world of work and are considering working in a range of sectors, including setting up companies in their own communities. It would be useful for people who have been away from the world of work for some time, perhaps raising a family, who want to be re-introduced to what is required of them and how they might make a success of their choices.

As well as achieve skills that would help them progress to a level 2 qualification in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, and other relevant employability skills. The project will be specifically to improve social mobility and improve employment chances for young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Connected Home Security will give them the skills to enter the workplace or get a permanent job. The project would strengthen the need to unlock the potential in individuals, by motivating, inspiring, and supporting our young people to gain confidence and self-belief in securing a career in this field.  

Will it lead to employment?

The amount and complexity of online crime is growing by the day.  There are currently nowhere near enough people to deal with it and that will only get worse.   The government is putting significant resources into recruiting cyber aware people at all levels of industry.

The opportunities for work in IT in relation to this subject area are very strong and is growing. 

Key Skills: 

  • Effective Communication in the Workplace
  • Developing skills for remote working
  • Comply with Health and safety processes and procedures in the workplace
  • Understanding employment responsibilities and rights
  • Undertaking an enterprise project
  • Understanding cyber security and online threats
  • Applying and deploying security tools and best practice 
  • How to plan and install a network using real equipment
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer


At the end of the programme, successful candidates would receive:

  1. TLM Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Employment (Entry 3, Level 1, or Level 2)
  2. Cisco Certificate of Completion in Introduction to Cybersecurity

Employability Skills:

In addition to acquiring cyber security skills, learners will be required to wear appropriate clothing suitable for office work, as well as acquire time keeping and attendance skills; this also provides an informal learning opportunity. Through interaction with peers and trainers, learners would also have opportunity to develop confidence in social communication and reflective practice.  

Benefits of the programme

  • This programme will support participants to gain a qualification within a broad sector opening up opportunities within the IT sector for apprenticeships and college courses with potential for future degree qualifications. 
  • The breakdown of this training supports participants to re-engage within a professional/education environment without a fulltime expectation to build confidence building their opportunities to re-engage with education on a more formal basis. 
  • Giving the participants the ability to develop their basic written skills, communication skills and behaviour within a professional environment

This will improve:

There is real evidence to suggest that the use of practical, hands-on training in

router maintenance would improve and engage: 

  • Online safety of people and data
  • Critical Thinking – Analyse a story by breaking it down into small parts to improve digital skills understanding and retention 
  • Imagination – Spark the imagination to create a flow of ideas on online security of people and data
  • Literacy – Associate words with practical work to enhance understanding and practice of technical digital skills
  • Knowledge Retention – Increase student performance and knowledge retention through active

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