Introduction to Cyber Security (PLA)

L2 Level 2
Part Time
4 March 2024 — 8 April 2024
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

About this course

Our level 2 Introduction to Cyber Security course is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a cyber security specialist.  It is an introductory course that will offer you a flavour of common cyber security threats and the main defences security specialists deploy. 

On successful completion, you will receive a certificate from Agored Cymru.

This course can be taught with a tutor remotely.  You will not need to purchase any software for this course.  However, you will need a working computer with working speakers and Internet access.  A microphone would be useful but not essential.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
Find out if you're eligible today.

What you will study

This course will develop knowledge and understanding in:

  1. Security issues and attack methods that threaten a system
  2. Awareness of threat intelligence
  3. Protection strategies to secure hardware, software and data

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

4 March 2024

End date

8 April 2024

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


Maps & directions
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

Course code



CN32CY001 IT Secruity for Users


What our students say

“I enjoyed all the different units and assignments that required a lot of research within my course. My favourite thing about CAVC is that the facilities are available for us to use 24/7."

IT and Computing Case Study
Heather Curtis Rich
Studying Information Technology & Computing

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