SCQF Level 8

Course Overview

This course is centered around cyber security and securing technology infrastructure against cybercrime. You will begin by learning many of the fundamental skills that underpin the technology we use today such as computer programs, websites, computer networks and databases. You will then advance on to learning how to secure those systems, analyse systems forensically to find traces of attacks or infrastructure vulnerabilities that could be exploited. You will also explore common ways in which attackers perform hacks through a variety of real case studies and hands-on workshops.

The course curriculum is aligned strongly to a verity of industry recognized vendor qualifications and this course can help you gain the knowledge to prepare to sit those certifications. Such as;

  • CISCO Cyber Essentials
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CCNA Security
What You Will Learn
  • Computer Networking concepts
  • Setting up, maintaining and securing computer networks
  • Basic computer programming
  • Digital Forensics,
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Data security
  • Linux
  • SQL
  • Penetration testing
  • Firewall
Entry Requirements
  • 3 Highers at C pass to include  Math's and Computing, or a Science
  • An SCQF level 6 Computing qualification
  • Adult learners and those that are not just leaving school are welcomed and will need to sit a screening activity to assess your current knowledge level
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Mostly practical work, with some end of unit tests and a final exam
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • At an interview, you will be asked to take part in a Skills and Experience screening exercise this will be on a computer
  • You should also bring along your certificates
  • Further course information will be provided by a lecturer on the course as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions
Progression And Articulation Routes

After completing HNC Cyber Security you can move on to HND Cyber security year 2.

HND Cyber Security can be used as a first-year entry qualification to a variety of Universities for computing related courses.

Please note  the second year of this course to proposed to run at the Sighthill Campus only

Download our progression route map here
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 2.5 Approx
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
GRANTON x x x x x
MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
MILTON RD x x x x x
SIGHTHILL x x x x x
OUTREACH x x x x x

Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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