SVQ/MA Diploma for Information Security Professionals SCQF Level 6

The Diploma in Information Security at SCQF levels 6 cover principles and purpose of information governance, threats to information security, how to manage and assess risks to information, and health and safety procedures applicable to learners’ job roles within the IT sector.

Apprentices undertaking this course will gain qualifications and skills that not only enable them to effectively operate IT systems, but also allow them to develop their business and interpersonal skills, which are also vital parts of the process of becoming an information security professional.


Mandatory Units: Candidates must complete all Units from this group:

  • Personal Effectiveness 2
  • Health and Safety in IT and Telecoms
  • Principles of Information Governance and Assurance 1

Candidates must complete a further 71 credits from optional units available.

The Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF level 6 could provide progression to:

  • Diploma for Information Security Professionals at SCQF levels 8
  • HNC/HND in Computing or a related area
  • BSc (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science

Candidates must be employed to undertake this course.

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

Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • Qualifications at SCQF level 5 or above.

SCQF Level

Level 6

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