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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06


With cybercrime 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 avoid being a victim of cybercrime.

Students will learn the basics of Cyber Security from legislation to the hands on practicals. This year long course will give a solid foundation in Cyber Security. Students will learn all about identifying security issues and get the skills to protect against, and discover the identity of those who try to steal personal information. This course can lead to enhanced knowledge of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, which in turn can improve skills or lead to employment/ further study in the sector.

Start Date: August 2019
Days of Week:  Monday
Time: 6.00-9.00pm
Duration:  35 weeks
Cost: £500

You can download an enrolment form here


Entry Requirements

There are no strict entry criteria, although a passion to learn and enhance your skills in Cyber Security is essential.
Applications and enrolments will be treated on a first come basis. Due to the high demand, early interest is recommended.

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    Where it leads

    This course can provide possible progression to NQ Computing

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.

In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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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.