QUALIFI HND in Cyber Security (240 credits)

Course Details

UK Campus Fee

£ 2500 (Installments Available)


12-14 Months (Online/On-Campus)

Course Level


Start Dates

Rolling intakes throughout the year

Canadian Equivalence

2 Years of a UK Bachelor (Hons) degree


England, Pakistan

Course Description

The QUALIFI Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cyber Security consists of 240 credits and comprised of the QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma plus Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security. It is equivalent to the Two years of a 3 year UK Bachelor (Hons) degree as per the British qualification framework which gives the direct entry to graduates in the final year of the Bachelor (Hons) degree in the UK universities.

This HND qualification is the foremost preference of college leavers who want to complete a fast- track international qualification and to start with an entry level or an intermediate level employment.

The HND in Cyber Security programme provides a career path for learners who wish to develop their core capabilities within the cyber security and risk management sector. This qualification is potentially unique because it is about ‘cyber security’ as a workplace management discipline. It is therefore a semi technical qualification that examines technical cyber security measures as well as the management, project management and leadership skills required to organise internal and external business responses to major incidents. The programme utilises many case studies from business organisations and embeds isomorphic learning into its technical education.

The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the HND in Cyber Security qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

Who is it for ?

  • Secondary school leavers or college graduates looking for global opportunities to work in the field of Cyber Security, Computer forensics and Information Technology at an entry level position.
  • Cyber Security professionals and Security Systems Administrators working in the intermediate or junior level positions but not having a formal qualification to uplift their career to a senior level.
  • College graduates with the previous foundation level qualifications in IT, pre- medical, pre-engineering, fine arts, general science, and commerce who want to pursue a career in the Cyber Security sector.
  • College leavers who want to apply for study abroad in UK to get the direct entry into the final year of the bachelor’s degree.
  • Aspirants who want to apply for study Abroad in UK, Australia, and Europe to get an entry into the Bachelor’s degree with some credit exemptions.
  • College leavers and IT Security Analysts who want to start their professional career at the early stage of their life and to grow themselves independently without depending on the parents for further studies.

What you will study

This QUALIFI Higher National diploma (240 credits) qualification comprised of two sequential levels of the undergraduate qualification:

Stage 2

QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (120 credits)

Stage 1

QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma in Cyber Security (120 credits)

To achieve the QUALIFI Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cyber Security, you need to Pass all two aforementioned stages in a sequential order where you will study the following modules of 120 credits in each stage and totalling 240 credits:

Level 4 Diploma

Mendatory Units

Information Technology and IT Ethics

Mathematics and Statistics for IT

PC Maintenance and Operating Systems

Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

Elective Units

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Programming Concepts and Java for Android Programming

Level 5 Diploma

Mendatory Units


Digital Investigations and Forensics

Communications and Incident Management

Strategic Leadership

How you will learn

We deliver a dynamic study experience, taking you beyond the classroom so that you can apply your learning to real-world business challenges, including delivering practical solutions for your own organisation. You will be inspired by a mix of:

  • Face-to-face and virtual lectures
  • Case studies
  • Role play
  • Debates
  • Online discussions
  • Presentations
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Industry seminars and conferences
  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to various business organizations

“Moodle” is the Learning Management System (LMS) provided by CGL where we provide you with the key reading and research resources via ON-DEMAND LEARNING, and you can learn conveniently by managing your own class schedule in your busy routine.


  • This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.


  • The submitted assignments would be graded as PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this qualification applicants must have to meet one of the following criteria:
  • Level 3 Diploma in any Discipline.

  • A Levels or equivalent international qualification in any discipline.

  • FSc/ FA/ I.com/ 12th Grade or intermediate in any discipline.

  • Applicants having O Levels, Matric or 10th Grade will be considered on case to case basis.

  • Applicants over 21 years of age having a relevant work experience can also apply, as a mature learner, without having any formal qualification.

  • We welcome applications from international students. If your first language is not English you will be expected to have overall IELTS 6 (with at least 5.5 in each component). You may be exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency if you have gained your previous qualification from an English Speaking university or awarding body.

  • All applications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants may be invited to an interview, either on campus at CGL or online, as part of the application process

How to apply

When submitting your application, please attach the following documents:

  • One ID proof which could be your Passport or Government issued ID card.
  • Degree Certificate or transcript of your latest qualification.

The strong international perspectives of this HND qualification from a prestigious British awarding body bring a whole new dimension to your CV. Our emphasis on work-based learning also equips you to apply your knowledge in ways which make an immediate impact – whether you are embarking on a new role or advancing your professional practice within your own organisation

Equally important are the integrated support modules which will help you plan the next stage of your professional development. You can boost your employability through access to career coaching, mentoring and career development workshops organised by the CGL.

Our “Careers and Employability Service” will provide you with support from day one of your course to ensure you leave CGL as a „work-ready‟ graduate  industry aware, motivated and enterprising. Throughout your studies, you‟ll also benefit from our Personal Development Planning (PDP) scheme which enables you to reflect on your learning and develop your career ambitions.

We provide the internships and employment opportunities in the renowned organisations at our panel to all our on-campus graduates of the CGL Graduate School in their relevant fields as per the chosen course or specialisation.

Further Study

  • Successful graduates of the QUALIFI Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cyber Security are accepted in the universities for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree in UK and a regular entry into the relevant bachelor’s degree with some credit exemptions in Australia and Europe universities.
  • Diploma graduates can progress towards the UK Level 6 diploma qualification or step into the professional career by a direct entry into the employment.
  • We are the OTHM approved college in England with Centre No. DC2007425, and in Pakistan with Centre No. DC2011463.
  • We, as one of the top Immigration Consultants in England, Pakistan, and USA with approved IRCC consultants in our team for Canadian immigrations, provide free profile assessment and the best possible routes for our clients, students and graduates to enhance their scores or to get in the pool for the immigration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
  • Our experts provide free guidance to the graduates and students of CGL Graduate School to wisely choose their career towards the Immigration and Study Abroad options in top destinations worldwide.
  • As a representative of 300+ universities and colleges from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe our successful clients ranked us as best Study Abroad Consultants in England, Pakistan, and USA.
  •  As one of the best Business Schools in England, Pakistan, and USA our all worldwide recognised qualifications at CGL Graduate School are regulated by the Ofqual and recognised by the World Education Services (WES) , ICAS , and all other evaluating agencies in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Presently, more than 9000 students from 44 nationalities are studying at CGL through our global campuses.
  • Flexible payment plan split into the monthly instalments along with the payment options via debit or credit card.
  • Foreign qualified experienced professors graduated from the world’s top ranked universities with international exposure.