Cyber Security (SCQF level 5) NPA

What is special about this course?

Cyber security is essential for the success of the virtual economy, education and community and acknowledges the idea that developing the capability to understand the fundamental tools and techniques of Data Security, Digital forensics and Ethical Hacking is important in ensuring that learners are aware of their responsibilities within these virtual communities.

This National Progression Award in Cyber Computing is made up of three core units to complete the award.

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of core skills at a level 4 in communications, numeracy and ICT.
  • Adult returners who do not meet the entry requirements above – successful completion of adult returner assessment demonstrating evidence of communication, numeracy and IT ability at a level 4.  
  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Distance learning
  • Online

Full or part-time learning available. 

Students will be required to either attend classes or keep up to date with classes via video recordings on the virtual learning environment. 

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Students will be required to either attend classes or keep up to date with classes via video recordings on VLE

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completed students may progress onto the full-time NQ Cyber Computing (SCQF level 6). 

Is there more information available online?

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