School’s NPA Cyber and Software LEVEL 6
This course will allow students to attain a double NPA in both Software Development and Cyber Security, giving the key fundamentals and key for success in many of our further education programmes.
Start date – Aug 2024
End date – Jun 2025
SCQF Level - 6
Mode – Schools Course
Days: Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon- Friday afternoons may be required
Duration: 1 year
Students will learn sought after skills, on how to protect individuals and businesses from becoming victims of cyber-crime and how to detect and investigate cyber intrusions.
To do this students will learn the basics of cyber security from legislation to hands on practical work, providing a solid foundation in cyber security.
Alongside cyber security, this course will also teach software development, introducing students to core concepts from industry and skills in web development and software. This course will provide learners with programming skills allowing for employment as an entry level computer programmer, as well as the skills and qualifications to progress onto more advanced HNC courses.
The course also includes a Level 7 STEM Leader award, which involves researching a STEM topic and presenting the topic in a subject related format.