Is This for You?

Our IT Security Engineer diploma is ideal if you’re looking for a position in cyber security within an organisation’s IT department. Upon completion of the diploma, you will be well positioned to pursue roles in this exciting area of IT.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 200 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
200 hours flexi study or 8 weeks full-time

About This Diploma

Break into an exciting and dynamic area of IT!

The IT Security Engineer Diploma could set you on a path to a job in IT security. It’s intended for those who already have a background in IT infrastructure, such as networking or cloud computing, and are seeking to strengthen their skillset.

Pursuing a career in IT security means joining a growing industry where available jobs outnumber qualified candidates. Many cyber security professionals enter the field as a junior information security analyst after gaining some experience in IT.

The typical IT security professional has a strong background across several areas of IT, which may include networks and systems administration, cloud computing, and even some experience in programming.

Cyber security is an exciting and ever-evolving area of IT where the stakes for organisations are high and the rewards are great. There is strong demand for security professionals and many exciting opportunities for anyone interested in developing a career in IT security.

With this diploma and a strong overall background in IT, you’ll be well positioned to pursue roles in IT security, and your skills will be in demand.

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Aims and Objectives

This diploma will give you the knowledge and technical skills you need to pursue a role in IT security.

Courses Included

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Security Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to cloud security concepts and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn the core principles of cloud infrastructure, data,…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CyberSecurity 101

Information security is becoming increasingly crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll explore key information-security concepts.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CyberSecurity 102

In this second course in our series on the core elements of information security, you’ll explore different ways organisations protect their information and systems from…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Evaluating and Planning for Security Risks

Information security is crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll learn about evaluating potential security risks and planning for their mitigation.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Getting Started with Information Security

Information security is becoming increasingly crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll explore key information-security concepts.

IT Courses (incl. A+)


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Elective Courses

Networks & Security Courses - Cyber Security Courses

AWS Cloud Practitioner

This course will help prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, which validates a candidate’s ability to define basic cloud infrastructure and architectural…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Azure Fundamentals

This course helps prepare learners for Microsoft’s AZ-900 exam and obtain the Azure Fundamentals certification. The course is an excellent introduction for those looking to…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Security Administration

In this course, you’ll learn essential security concepts relating to data and application protection, and you’ll learn how to manage and maintain a secure cloud…

Communication Courses

Communication Skills for IT Specialists

The Communication Skills for IT Specialists course is designed to help you effectively engage with your audience and is specifically geared toward working in a…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

This course provides an introduction to cloud computing and covers topics, such as cloud networking, cloud migration strategies, cloud connectivity, cloud design considerations, and cloud…

Networks & Security Courses - Cyber Security Courses

CyberSecurity Analyst (CySa+)

In this course, you’ll learn how to analyse, monitor, and protect an organisation’s infrastructure using threat-detection and threat-analysis tools.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Mitigating Security Risks

This course examines the myriad security threats faced by organisations today and how to prepare for them, respond to them, and prevent them.


Network+ certification or equivalent with a strong interest in cyber security.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

Following this diploma and with experience in the role, you may opt for further training, which could lead to positions of greater seniority and responsibility, such as Cyber Security Analyst or Security Solutions Architect.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.