BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Network Security


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What is an BTEC professional Qualification?

The BTEC L4 Certificate in Network Security is for those students who already have a grasp of Computing concepts and have possibly already worked at technician level. 

They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work.

Who is the Course aimed at?

The BTEC L4 Certificate in Network Security develops the knowledge and understanding learners need to carry out the job role of Network Engineer, relating to
network security. The qualification also enables learners to achieve one of the knowledge modules required to complete the on-programme element on the Network Engineer Apprenticeship.
The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:
• develop knowledge related to network engineering
• develop technical knowledge and understanding in network security
• achieve a level 4 qualification
• develop personal growth and engagement in learning.

What are the entry requirements?

No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners can register for this qualification. However, it is recommended that learners have experience of working in the digital sector or that they have achieved a relevant qualification, such as a level 3 information and communication technologies qualification.

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2

IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)

PTE 51 or equivalent

BTEC L4 Certificate in Network Security

Unit introduction

The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners understand that networks are regularly subjected to a variety of threats that could lead to data being compromised or to an organisation being unable to carry out its primary function. Learners will develop an understanding of how these threats can be mitigated by using a range of tools and techniques.

Learning Outcomes

-1 – Understand the underpinning concepts of network security

-2 – Understand responses to network security issues

-3 – Understand how to mitigate threats

Delivery Method:

Online and on demand.

There are no fixed classes or timetables

You are free to study around your other commitments.


By On Screen Assessment, On Demand

60 mins with a total number of marks of 30


You will have a dedicated Course Manager

Telephone, email and video link is available with tutors and course managers during normal working hours

You can call the main number, your tutor or email the support line for technical help with our systems.

Resources you will need:

Computer (Specifications will vary depending on subjects taken)

Internet Access

Office Software (Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation software)


Reading Material (list with every subject, available from all good online bookstores)

Resources Provided:

Learning Material via Moodle

Sample Assessment Material

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Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)




Online, Remote





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