The course has been designedto provide young learners opportunities to develop skills and knowledge for entry into a career in the IT sector, or further study.

The course provides foundation knowledge and skills in Cyber Security. Students will develop skills relevant to the use of Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking so they become aware of the potential misuses of, and unauthorised access to computer systems, but who use these competences for legal and ethical purposes.




3 hrs per week

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required; however, it is desirable that students possess one of the following:

Core Skills in ICT or Numeracy at SCQF Level 4/5

National Units in Computing or Maths

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Prior to your interview, please use the following link to complete a short activity:

Course Content

The programme offers learners the opportunity to attain the SQA National Progression Award in Cyber Security.

Units covered are Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking.


Assessments are ongoing throughout the year.


Completion of the course may lead to progression to Computing at SCQF Level 6.

Career Prospects

May lead to employment in a computer security role.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson email

Selling Points

This is a great opportunity to get into the exciting world of Cyber Security.