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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Full-time


You will build on your first year skills and knowledge learning how to think like a hacker, and gain a deeper understanding of security issues and concerns. 

The course continues to introduce characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. You will further understand how to develop security policies that comply with cyber security laws.

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    What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Digital Forensics
    • Open Source Operating Systems
    • SQL
    • Working in Cyber Security
    • Server Administration
    • Wireless Device Security

Why choose this course

When studying this course you will learn the basics of cyber security, from hacking to data recovery.  Cyber security is becoming the front runner skill set for any business in any sector regardless of size.

Entry Requirements

HNC Cyber Security.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

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    Where it leads

    Education:  West Lothian College has an agreement with Edinburgh Napier University that if successful in this course you can progress to their 3rd year BSC (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensics.

    Employment: after successful completion of this course you can apply for a range of jobs within computing and ICT. Including cyber security for a large organisation, freelance cyber security and working for a smaller specialist cyber security organisation. 

Interview Arrangements

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

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

Fees and 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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.