Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

Programme Overview

This Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security offered by BSMS has been meticulously designed to equip learners aspiring to pursue or already engaged in business-related professions. Our aim is for both our esteemed centers and dedicated learners to derive immense value from this program, fostering the acquisition of pertinent skills and attributes. The course is structured to promote a blend of academic excellence and professional growth, empowering learners to not only realize their individual potential but also contribute significantly to organizations spanning diverse sectors. Accredited at Level 5 with 120 credits, this diploma serves as a stepping stone for learners to advance into a Level 6 Top-Up program at university, specifically tailored to the risk management domain.

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Why choose this programme?

This program at BSMS is ideal for individuals seeking comprehensive knowledge and expertise in Cyber Security, particularly those aiming for careers in business-related sectors. It is well-suited for aspiring professionals looking to enhance their understanding of cryptographic principles, digital investigations, business continuity management, and strategic leadership in the context of information security. Designed to meet the needs of learners who aspire to advance to higher academic levels while gaining practical skills for real-world application, this diploma is a perfect fit for those keen on making significant contributions to the rapidly evolving field of cyber security.

Key Facts

The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security at BSMS equips learners with essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in the field. Accredited as a Vocational Related Qualification (Higher Education) at Level 5, this diploma holds a credit equivalency of 120. It is recognized both in the UK and internationally, offering diverse pathways for career advancement.

Qualification Type Vocational Related Qualification (Higher Education)
Level 5
Accreditation Status Accredited
Credit Equivalency 120
Qualification Number (RQF) 603/4139/7
Progression Routes Level 6 University Degree (Top-Up) course or directly into employment in an associated profession.
Availability UK and international

Entry Requirements

To enroll in the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security at BSMS, applicants should meet specific entry criteria based on their qualifications and experience. Ideal candidates include:

  • Learners who possess qualifications at Level 4;
  • Learners who have some technical and risk management work experience in a computing or security business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals;
  • Learners who possess a Level 5 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their careers in cyber security and/or risk management.
These entry requirements ensure that learners entering the program have the necessary background, capabilities, and motivation to succeed and contribute effectively in the programme.

Progression Route

Upon successful completion of the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security at BSMS, graduates have diverse opportunities for progression, enabling them to further advance their careers in the field. The following outlines the potential pathways for graduates:

  • Progression to a Level 6 University Degree (Top-Up) course in Cyber Security or a related field.
  • Direct entry into employment in roles associated with Cyber Security and risk management.
  • Pursue further professional certifications or specialized training programs to enhance expertise and career prospects.

Programme Modules

The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security at BSMS comprises a comprehensive set of mandatory modules designed to equip learners with essential skills and knowledge in the field. The mandatory modules include:

  • Cryptography
  • Digital Investigations and Forensics
  • Communications and Incident Management
  • Strategic Leadership

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand key cryptographic principles and modes
  2. Understand the standards, regulations and laws that apply to business and government organisations in relation to encryption
  3. Understand the core principles of digital investigations
  4. Apply the types of tool that support professional digital investigations at a strategic level
  5. Plan for an investigations and forensics teams
  6. Understand the physical and human resources required to manage a major suspected cyber security incident
  7. Apply Business Continuity Management to major incident planning and response
  8. Understand the role senior leaders and strategic leadership
  9. Evaluate the management streams and performance monitoring mechanisms that relate to information security
  10. Understand how data protection legislation impacts considerations of strategy-setting and strategic leadership


The assessment process for the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security at BSMS is structured to evaluate learners' comprehension and practical application of key concepts. It includes a variety of assessment methods such as written assignments, practical projects, examinations, presentations, and portfolios. These assessments are designed to gauge learners' understanding, problem-solving abilities, and readiness for real-world challenges in the cyber security domain.