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


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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West Lothian College in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, ScotlandIS and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre is offering a new FREE online cyber security course to provide learners with the skills they need to start a career in Digital. 


This award in Cyber Security will give you knowledge and skills to protect individuals and businesses from becoming victims of cyber-crime. 

Covering data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking the award will provide a solid foundation in cyber security. The course lasts 8 weeks including a 2 week break for Easter Holidays. Benefits will not be impacted by attending this course

 All completers are guaranteed an interview for a digital role.

Start date: 29 March 2021
Days of Week: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday or Wednesday Thursday, Friday
Time: Two full days 9.00-4.00pm and one half day either 9.00-12.00 or 1.00-4.00pm (flexible due to online nature of delivery)
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: None

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    What the course includes

    This course includes aspects of data security, digital forensics, ethical hacking and will give a solid foundation in various areas of cyber security.

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Why choose this course

You will learn how to identify security issues, gain the skills to protect against them and learn how to discover the identity of those who try to steal personal information. This course can lead on to further education in Cyber Security or help you gain access into a career in cyber security.

Entry requirements

  • Age 25+
  • Recently graduated (completed) any course of study (proof of this will be required)
  • Confident in using computers and external devices and an understanding of numbers
  • Commitment to learning is essential

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

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    Where will it lead?

    Education: HNC Cyber Security, HNC Computing

    Employment: Various roles within cyber security at trainee or associate level which could lead to Information Security Adviser, Investigator, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Graduate (Sky) Cryptographer, Cryptanalyst, Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker

Interview arrangements

There will be an aptitude and assessment session prior to the start of the course. If you meet the criteria for the course you will be invited to join.

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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.