BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

Delivered on-line or face to face

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Infomation Security Management  Principles is suitable for anyone with an interest in information security.  This includes DPOs looking for courses for continuous professional development, or for those looking to develop the information security elements of records management plans.

Level - SFIA Level 2

This course is suitable for anyone looking to learn more about information security management.  Some pre-course reading is recommended.

Course Dates

On-line courses are scheduled throughout the year.  This qualification is made up of 6 half days plus assessment.

Available dates are shown below.


From £1,350 (including assessment).  All prices are subject to VAT.

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Each on-line module takes half a day, which can include work to be completed either before or after any on-line sessions.


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Module 1 – Overview of information security management principles
  • Key definitions
  • Benefits of information security
  • Understanding system risk
Module 2 – Understand the information security framework
  • Implementation of risk management in an organisational context
  • Interpret general priniciples of law and understand how they effect business requirements
  • Common, established standards and procedures
Module 3 - Information lifecycle and controls
  • Security and information life cycle
  • Risks to information security involving people
Module 4 – Security controls
  • User access controls
  • Importance of training
  • Introduction to technical security controls
Module 5 – Technical security controls
  • Malicious software
  • Underlying networks and communication systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Applications to IT infrastructure
Module 6 – Other controls & management requirements
  • Physical and environmental security controls
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity management
  • Other technical aspects
BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles - Revision and Exam (BCSF7)
  • Post course revision
  • Assessment

Course Information

Course information

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles is a minimum of 18 hours of studying and the syllabus is available here.

Additional Work and Support

Please note that there is some suggested coursework to complete as well as the delivered modules.


The assessment for this qualification is at the end of the course for face to face delivery, or arranged some time after course delivery by candidates using BCS’s proctoring service for on-line courses.

Discount available for IRMS members

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