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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.


On this course, you will build on the skills and knowledge developed over your first year on the course, and you will further learn how to think like a hacker and gain a deeper, more in-depth understanding of security issues and concerns.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  8

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times: TBC
Duration: 1 year

Cost: £1285 (SAAS Funded)

Throughout this course, you will take a deeper look at topics like digital forensics,  wireless device security, and working in cyber security. This will allow you to further understand how to develop security policies that comply with current cyber security laws.  

The skills gained on this course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs within computing and ICT, or for entry into 3rd year BSc Cyber Security and Forensics at Edinburgh Napier University.

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    What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Digital Forensics
    • 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 your HNC Cyber Security is from another college, individual modules will be looked at to ensure they align with our programme)

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

  • Where it leads

    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, or after successful completion of this course, you can apply for a range of jobs within computing and ICT.

    This includes 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.