ProQual Level 2 Award in Understanding Communication Security (COMSEC) Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

ProQual Level 2 Award in Understanding Communication Security (COMSEC) Course in Pakistan || Registration Open

Registration Open= +92-3315999937, +92- 3215056755 (WhatsApp Only)

Introduction

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Communication Security is aimed at those working

within hostile environments overseas, law enforcement professionals, probation service

officers, intelligence staff, or anyone particularly susceptible to exploitation through a

breech in communication security.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the

regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The

specification for these qualifications has been approved by the Council for the Curriculum

Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland.

This qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Qualification Profile

Qualification title ProQual Level 2 Award in Understanding Communication

Security (COMSEC)

Ofqual qualification number 601/5941/8

Level Level 2

Total qualification time 50 hours

Guided learning hours 15

Assessment

Pass or fail

Assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 1/04/15

Qualification end date

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Qualification Structure

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Candidates must complete the Mandatory unit.

Mandatory Units

Unit

Reference

Number

Unit Title Unit

Level GLH

M/507/1262 Understanding Communication Security 2 15

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Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally

competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and

one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific

occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based

units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or quality assurance

verifier qualifications, such as:

  • Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
  • Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

  • enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

  • provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
  • provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

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Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge described in the unit. Assessment is

the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards

set in the qualification.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of

all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – assignments/projects/reports

– worksheets

– portfolio of evidence

– record of oral and/or written questioning

– candidate test papers

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification can be found from page 8

onwards.

To achieve this qualification all candidates must produce evidence which demonstrates their

achievement of all of the assessment criteria.

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

Any combination of the following assessment methods can be used:

  • Coursework
  • E-assessment
  • Portfolio of evidence

Any e-assessment must be approved by ProQual prior to use.

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Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

Certification

Candidates who achieve the requirements for qualifications will be awarded:

  • A certificate listing the unit achieved, and
  • A certificate giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 2 Award in Understanding Communication Security (COMSEC)

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and

who have successfully achieved the requirements for a qualification. All certificates will be

issued to the centre for successful candidates.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing.

Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has

been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement

certificates.

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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Unit M/507/1262

Understanding communication security

Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand the principles of

Communication Security

1.1 Describe what is meant by the term

Communication Security

1.2 Describe the principles of Communication Security

2 Understand safe practices

relating to the use of mobile

devices

2.1 Identify the potential risks to information security

when using personal computers and mobile devices

2.2 Identify mobile communication devices that

require users to adhere to Communication Security

principles and practices for the safe use of the

devices

2.2 Describe Communication Security considerations

applicable for each of the different mobile devices

identified

2.3 Identify what information can be gained through

the misuse of mobile devices

3 Understand the security risk of

exploitation from the use of

social media platforms

3.1 Define the term social media platform

3.2 Describe the risks of accessing social media

networks using computers, laptops, tablets,

smartphones and other mobile devices

3.3 Identify what personal information can be obtained

from social media platforms

3.4 Describe how personal information gained from

social media can be exploited

4 Understand the principles of safe

social media practices

4.1 Describe how Communication Security principles

and techniques can be used to protect personal

information and online accounts

4.2 Describe how Communication Security procedures

can be applied when using social media platforms

4.3 Describe how to minimise or mitigate social media

exploitation

4.4 Describe formal and informal conventions which

should be observed when communicating online

4.5 Explain the importance of developing and

maintaining safe communication habits when using

mobile devices and social media platforms

 

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