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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
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    SCQF Level:   08


This course introduces students to network concepts and security, LAN and WAN technology, network infrastructure and client/server operating systems.

It equips students for work as network engineers/technicians. It covers technological developments in security, cloud computing, convergence of communications and IT, and the real-world web.

Read about Christine Echford's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Routing technology
    • Networking technology
    • Server administration
    • Ethical hacking
    • Intrusion prevention

Why choose this course

You have the chance to study as an associate of Edinburgh Napier University, and to gain direct entry to third year of certain degree courses at Napier.

Entry requirements

  • HNC computing

We consider mature candidates without the minimum qualifications on an individual basis.

  • Where it leads

    Education: third year of degree-level course at Edinburgh Napier University, such as BEng computing, BSc IT management, BEng computer security and forensics, BEng software engineering.

    Employment: network engineer, security operations, technician.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around three hours.

There will be an individual interview with two staff members: we allocate time slots for this on the day.

Please bring evidence of any qualifications, and/or employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.