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Cyber Security NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

Location

City Campus

Overview

NQ Cyber Security is an introductory level course incorporating the National Progression Award (NPA) in Cyber Security at SCQF Level 5.

Cyber-security is one of the fastest evolving areas of business and government today as online systems make up the foundations of the digitally-enabled economy.

The course is an introductory level course enabling learners to develop a basic understanding of the fundamental tools and techniques of key areas such as Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking.

The course is delivered by experienced lecturers with a wide range of industry experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

In studying this award you will cover a range of practical, industry-relevant subjects including: 

  • Network Technologies.
  • Introduction to Computer Programming.
  • Database Systems.
  • Digital Forensics.
  • Data Security.
  • Ethical Hacking.

After the course

Careers

It is not anticipated that this award will lead directly to employment. It is primarily designed as a ‘feeder’ qualification to more advanced awards.

Your units will be assessed via a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed and open-book assessment conditions. 

Successful students can go on to study the following Higher National level courses:

  • HNC CyberSecurity.
  • HNC Computing (Networking).

Teaching

How the course is taught

We adopt a student centred approach to learning where your tutors will facilitate your learning and comprehension through individual and group work. Your theory and knowledge will be backed up with lots of hands-on practical experience gained in our dedicated computing labs in our new campus. All our teaching materials are available through our ‘MyCity’ online learning environment.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus