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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


This course will teach students how to protect individuals and businesses from becoming victims of cyber crime and how to detect and investigate cyber intrusions.

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: 31 August 2021
Days of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6.00-9.00pm
Duration:  1 year
Cost: £500 (ITA funding may be available)


  • 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 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 be vigilant to this and better secure their devices.


Entry requirements

  • While there are no formal entry requirements, an interest in the subject is essential

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

  • Where it leads


    • HNC Cyber Security, HNC Computing 


    • Enhanced Employment Opportunities

Interview arrangements

There is no interview required for this course.


Fees, finance and funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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