Cyber College Cymru

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 3 Diploma in IT

  • 2 years full-time

Are you interested in the future of cyber and looking to build your digital skills for a future career? Cyber College Cymru is a brand new partnered initiative that creates pathways into a digital career for those who have a passion for all things technology.

Bridgend College, in partnership with Coleg Gwent and the University of South Wales, is piloting a scheme from September 2020 that will form a new qualification in cyber security. The initiative will offer learners hundreds of hours of industry input with big-name industry partners such as Admiral, Thales and Fujitsu.

This new and exciting qualification could be your stepping stone into a cyber career.

Every unit will have a cyber security focus and will include:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Website development
  • Cyber security and incident management
  • IT project management
  • Programming
  • Cloud storage and collaboration tools

You will participate in cyber related projects as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, supported by Admiral, Fujitsu and Thales such as:

  • Cyber labs – learn and practice skills with training and mentoring
  • Executive briefings – understand how the units you are studying relate to the world of work
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Cyber Week – this exclusive week-long activity will bring together Cyber College Cymru students at the National Cyber Security Academy at the University of South Wales in Newport
  • You’ll hear from industry leaders, meet professionals in cyber, take part in challenges, and learn about technologies and methodologies

You will receive support towards gaining the Amazon Web Services Foundational Cloud Practitioner qualification and a Microsoft MTA in Python programming.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted)

The qualification will lead to a BTEC Diploma in IT together with support towards gaining the Amazon Web Services Foundational Cloud Practitioner qualification and a Microsoft MTA in Python programming.

This course, coupled with cyber industry relevant and supported projects through the Skills Challenge Certificate, will enable students to be highly employable candidates in the cyber field.

After completion of the full Level 3 Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses or go straight into employment within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £22*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

Every unit will have a cyber security focus and will include:

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Website development
  • Cyber security and incident management
  • IT project management
  • Programming
  • Cloud storage and collaboration tools

You will participate in cyber related projects as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, supported by Admiral, Fujitsu and Thales such as:

  • Cyber labs – learn and practice skills with training and mentoring
  • Executive briefings – understand how the units you are studying relate to the world of work
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Cyber Week – this exclusive week-long activity will bring together Cyber College Cymru students at the National Cyber Security Academy at the University of South Wales in Newport
  • You’ll hear from industry leaders, meet professionals in cyber, take part in challenges, and learn about technologies and methodologies

You will receive support towards gaining a professional certification such as Google Cloud Platform Associate Engineer or Amazon Web Services Foundational Cloud Practitioner.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted)

The qualification will lead to a BTEC Diploma in IT together with support towards gaining the Amazon Web Services Foundational Cloud Practitioner qualification and a Microsoft MTA in Python programming.

This course, coupled with cyber industry relevant and supported projects through the Skills Challenge Certificate, will enable students to be highly employable candidates in the cyber field.

After completion of the full Level 3 Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses or go straight into employment within the industry.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £22*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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