If you want to have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for further study for entry into a career into the vast world of Cyber, then this is the course for you!

The course provides you with the foundation knowledge and skills in Cyber Security.  You will develop skills relevant to the use of Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking so you 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 (Tuesday)

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 face to face or 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.

During your information and interview session, lecturers will be scoring your suitability for a place on the course based on the following criteria on meeting the entry requirements. 

Course Content

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

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


There is no formal exam.  You will be required to undertake continual assessments throughout the year.  These will take the form of written, oral, team projects and role play


Completion of the course may lead to progression to Advanced Computing with E-sports at SCQF Level 6 and future study such as HNC Cyber Security or entry into the Batchelor of Engineering Cyber Security degree (in partnership with UWS).

Career Prospects

Through further study students could access career opportunities such as Business intelligence analyst, Data analyst, Data engineer, Data scientist, Systems analyst.

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.