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School’s NPA Cyber and Software

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Schools Course

School’s NPA Cyber and Software

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. 

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 practical’s. This year long course will give a solid foundation in cyber security. 

Within the Software Development aspect of the course students will be introduced 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. 


Days of the Week:

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon 

Some Friday Afternoon Sessions may be required. 

  • What the course includes

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

    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. 

    Students will be introduced to techniques that are important in the IT sector such as Computing Applications Development, Computing: Authoring a Website, and Software Design and Development. 

Why choose this course

This course will allow you to work towards two NPA qualifications whilst building on key concepts from computer Science that will allow you entry into our HNC programmes. 

Entry requirements

2 National 5 qualifications pass-  English and Either Math or a Science base subject. 

An interest in computer science 

  • Where it will lead


    • HNC Cyber Security, HNC Computing  



    • Modern Apprenticeships 
    • Entry level programmer 
    • Software developer 
    • Software engineer 
    • Enhanced employment opportunities

Interview arrangements

A face to face interview will be conducted by the course tutor.  It will last approx. 30 to 60 minutes. 

It will include practical/theoretical aptitude testing 

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