Technical Diploma in Digital Networks and Cyber Security Level 2

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Developed in close conjunction with leading employers, BTEC Level 2 Technicals develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression once the learner is working. At the core of these qualifications is the concept of preparing young people for the working world. Through practical activities and occupationally-fit-for-purpose assessments, learners will gain the skills and behaviours needed for sustainable employment. We have excellent facilities and opportunities for work experience at leading companies. The course features several trips out to companies and visiting speakers will come in and discuss live projects. 


There has never been a better time to start an IT/Computing career with opportunities locally and globally in the fastest growing industry of the 21st century.

This course consists of 6 units delivered in 1 year with a mixture of 4 internally assessed projects and 2 external exams.

You will learn a breadth of skills in both software and systems with more of an emphasis on network related projects.

Sheffield is home to some of the top computing companies in the world and so as part of your course you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities work placement and employer visits. We also work with local companies on ‘live’ project briefs using real life scenarios you would find in your chosen career.


The Computing Technologies team sit within the Faculty of Engineering, Construction and Computing Technologies and are official academy partners of CISCO, CompTia, Oracle, BCS and Microsoft. The college has developed industry standard facilities including access to the latest software and hardware, including the LEGO Robotics Education Innovation Studio.

Additional Study and Independent Learning

The course will give you an introduction to the mid-level skills you will need to succeed in this career pathway but you are also expected to work independently on further research and assignment work away from the college.

Key Units

  • Setting Up and Configuring Technology Systems
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies
  • Security Protection and Risk Management
  • IT Service Solutions
  • Networking Technologies and Applications
  • Installing and Maintaining Networks

How will it be delivered?

The course involves a combination of externally set and assessed exams, plus coursework and internal assessments. Methods may include:

  • presentations
  • discussions
  • practical assessment
  • observations
  • research projects
  • possible work-based assessment

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 or above (or acceptable alternatives), to include English Language and Maths.

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