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Preparation for FE


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Evenings)


This comprehensive course is designed to instruct students in the art and science of safeguarding individuals and businesses against cybercrime, while also imparting the essential skills for detecting and investigating cyber intrusions. The curriculum spans a year and covers a spectrum of cyber security fundamentals, encompassing legislative aspects as well as hands-on practical applications.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  6

Mode –  Part time (Evenings)

Days: Tuesday
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Duration: 1 year

Cost: £500 (ITA funding may be available)

Participants will acquire a robust foundation in cyber security, delving into the identification of security vulnerabilities and gaining practical skills to thwart potential threats.

Emphasising the importance of protecting against unauthorised access and the unauthorised acquisition of personal information, this course is strategically designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to enhance their proficiency in cyber security and digital forensics.

Consequently, successful completion of this program has the potential to elevate one's expertise, facilitating entry into the workforce or paving the way for further academic pursuits in this dynamic sector.

  • Computer

    What the course includes

    This course includes identifying security issues, analysing and tracing evidence of security breaches and knowing how to hack systems.

Why choose this course

With cyber-crime on the rise there are more and more instances of ransomware attack or data breach in the public eye. This course will teach students how to be vigilant to this and better secure their devices.


Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be aged 17+ due to the content discussed
  • While there are no formal entry requirements, moderate understanding of computing is essential, i.e. basic word processing, use of email and so on

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

  • Where it leads


    • HNC Cyber Security OR HNC Computing 


    • Enhanced Employment Opportunities

Interview arrangements

There will be no formal interview process, however, the course tutor is happy to meet before you start if you wish to get any further information prior to accepting a place.


Fees, finance and funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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