Business Beginners in Cyber Security (Level 2 Diploma)

20 weeks | Online | Tutor-supported | Accredited

Qualification number (RQF): 603/3329/7


Business Beginners in Cyber Security (Level 2 Diploma)

Here, you’ll find information on the Level 2 Diploma Business Beginners in Cyber Security course, including course eligibility, objectives, benefits and content. To enrol in this cyber security course for beginners, purchase the course via this website and complete your details as part of the checkout process. You’ll then be contacted with further details about the final stages of the enrollment process.

Level 2 Diploma Business Beginners in Cyber Security course objectives

The Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security qualification has been created to develop those learners who are looking to choose, or already have chosen, a career in a business-related sector, but require basic knowledge and competences in the field of cyber security (which includes sub-disciplines of compliance, digital media risk management and security risk management, to name a few) without undertaking any technical level of proficiency.


  • Flexible: (50 credits / 5 modules) Flexible and tutor-supported learning. Study online – with cutting-edge interactive software, videos, audio and content – at a time and place that suits you and your business.
  • Expert tutors: Our accredited tutors have all worked in senior information and cyber security planning roles in major global businesses and/or law-enforcement agencies. Each module has a specialist module tutor to support student learning.
  • Further training: As a cyber security beginners course, this qualification identifies future education and training paths to suit your role as a business executive with responsibilities for organisational security, compliance and/or leadership.
  • Networking: Meet new colleagues and industry peers through virtual global networking and discussion forums. You will also be entitled to free attendance at Global Cyber Academy ‘live’ business network seminars in London.
  • Accreditation: Pass every module to earn a Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security issued by a UK awarding body.

Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security you must have:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 1 and/or;
  • Work experience in a business environment and demonstrable ambition with clear career goals;
  • A Level 2 qualification in another discipline and a wish to develop your career in business management and/or risk management.

Learning outcomes

The Level 2 Diploma in Business Beginners in Cyber Security will provide you with:

  1. The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full understanding; the ability to think independently and solve problems.
  2. The ability to apply subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  3. A recognition of the moral and ethical issues of business practice and research; an appreciation of the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
  4. An appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of business and service provision.
  5. The capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, in a mature way, and engage in debate and dialogue both with specialists and non-specialists.
  6. Transferable skills and knowledge which will enable you to meet changing environments and risks.

Business Beginners course in Cyber Security: Course content

Module 1: Cyber Security: What is ‘Hacking’? (10 credits, 100 hours total qualification time (TQT), 60 guided learning hours (GLH))

  1. What is a Cyber Attack
  2. What is ‘Hacking’?
  3. Case studies in Hacking
  4. Malicious v non-malicious: understanding the boundaries
  5. How are our homes and businesses vulnerable to hacking?

Module 2: Cyber Attack Methods (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Top Threats to businesses and business communities
  2. Learning from the 2017 ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack
  3. Targeted vs untargeted attacks: why it’s good to know who’s attacking us
  4. Most popular types of hacking methods in Wi-Fi environments
  5. How to tell we’ve been hacked

Module 3: Laws and Regulations (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Computer Crime Laws; How have they been applied against hackers?
  2. Computer Misue, Data Protection and Fraud laws
  3. EU GDPR
  4. USA laws
  5. What can all employees do about protecting our personal and workplace data?

Module 4: Mobile Data (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Main risks to mobile devices
  2. Calculating the loss of our mobile data
  3. Internet of Things
  4. IoT: What’s the right security strategy?
  5. Solutions for protecting mobile devices

Module 5: Cyber Security Solutions (10 credits, 100 hours TQT, 60 GLH)

  1. Personal attitudes to computer use and how to change them
  2. Physical security measures that can benefit cyber security
  3. Personnel and process-driven security measures that can benefit cyber security
  4. Training and further development
  5. Design your own cyber security toolkit


1 formal assignment at the end of each module. Informal (formative) exercises during module. Formal assessments include business reports and presentations. Informal assessments include quizzes, comprehension, brainstorming and practice reports.


As this course is delivered online, there are no set start dates or cohorts. Once you have paid the fee and provided valid ID, you will be given access to the course.

Further information

This course is provided by the Global Cyber Academy. The qualification is issued by Qualifi. You must be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.



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